Gorgeous aromatics of violets, minerals, black raspberry and incense. Adding to the aromatic complexity are subtle nuances of lavender, thyme and vanilla.


he palate offers equally dazzling complexity: blackberry, black raspberry, dark chocolate, lavender, black pepper, espresso, earth, minerals and truffles. The fine-grained, supple tannins and high level of glycerol contribute to a rich, seductive mouth feel, while the lively acidity refreshes the palate with each sip. This terroir-driven wine exhibits great length with a stony, mineral- dominant finish.

Growing Conditions

Source: SJR Vineyard.


Unfined and unfiltered.


Cold soak 138 hours. Punchdowns 2-3 times/day during fermentation.


Aged sur lie for 18 months in French Oak. Oak profile is 60% new French oak (Troncais) and 40% neutral French oak. Racked once prior to bottling.


The 2012 Delmas Syrah has a lovely brilliant purple color.