VINTAGES

2004
2002 - 2001 - 2000
1999 - 1998 - 1997

 


2000 MITCHELL VINEYARD
Syrah

Winemaking Information
Viticultural practices are focused on curtailing the natural vigor of the syrah grapes and achieving greater flavor intensity. We use all natural yeast fermentation and blend 5% viognier grapes in the tradition of the finest Northern Rhone syrahs and no filtration or fining at the time of bottling.

Tasting Notes
Wonderful depth, richness, texture and complexity with tiers of leathery currant, earth, and sweet fruit. The finish if quite long and has a nice balance of tannins and oak.

Production Notes
Tons per acre: 2.78 tons per acre
Number of cases: 824
Barrel Aging: 18.5 months in French oak (Burgundy) 40% new barrels
Brix it was picked at: 24.2
Blend: 95% Syrah, 5% Viognier
Alcohol: 13.5%