A darker, more brooding version of Yellow Bird Syrah. A powerful nose of spice box, forest floor, and dried herbs follows into a voluptuous mid-palate that is loaded with blackberry compote, bramble, nutmeg and clove, and accented with tones of cool ash and camphor. Full-bodied with a long expressive finish.
The fruit was harvested and sorted by hand on September 28, 2017 at a paltry 2.6 tons per acre.
The wine was aged for twenty months in 75% new French oak and bottled unfined and unfiltered in May 2018. No chemicals, enzymes, adjuncts, or other nonsense has been added to this wine.