Combining weight and power with plush edges and a velvet-soft texture, this luxurious Syrah showcases aromas of brambly fruit, boysenberry, cherry compote, and blackberry pie, with underlying hints of scorched earth, flint, and grilled meats.
On the palate, it is mouth-filling and indulgent, with juicy, generous berry flavors, a savory core, and sophisticated hints of dusty minerals and pink peppercorns that linger throughout a long, fascinating finish.
Heavy winter snowfall in 2019 led to well-irrigated soils and a late bud break. The relatively cool weather continued throughout spring and summer with temperatures in the high 80's to low 90's and only a few days over 100º F. This allowed for beautiful flavor development balanced by ideal acid retention, producing elegant and age-worthy wines with lovely energy and character, supple tannins and bright, juicy flavors.
Fermented 100% destemmed, then left to age on malolactic lees for 2 months. Blended at first racking, then aged for 14 more months without racking until final assembly. Stirred on lees during first two months of aging. Aged 16 months in 100% French oak, 35% new, 65% neutral.