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Syrah 2016

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About the Wine

This wine provides a great example of what to expect from our Syrah vineyard in Edna Valley, CA.  Notes of bacon (yes, bacon) on the nose and front palette, followed by a restrained meatiness accompanied by dark red fruit.  We believe it will age very well.   It is drinking very nicely right now, and we think 1-2 years of bottle age will further enhance its elegance.  Pair this big Syrah with a 2-year aged cheddar, a blue cheese, and of course a big steak on the grill.

The Story

Our building once housed a bakery famed for rye and an impromptu drive-thru, courtesy of the sudden two lane merge out front.  This label is a tribute to the few folks that got a little too close and personal with the building, as their brakelight never came on until it was too late.

Technical Info

Varietals: 90% Syrah, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Viognier

Vineyards: Syrah-Spanish Springs (Edna Valley AVA, CA); Cabernet Sauvignon and Viognier (Paso Robles AVA, CA)

Aging: 18 months in 100% French oak (25% new)

Alcohol: 13.8%

pH: 3.48

Production: 75 cases

When to Drink: Now-2028