VINTAGES

2004
2002 - 2001 - 2000
1999 - 1998 - 1997

 


2001 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 syrah and no filtration or fining at the time of bottling.

Tasting Notes
"Dark red / purple color. An exotic aroma of almost tropical fruit (papaya), plum cola berry and spice. The wine is very rich with well rounded tannins and loads of ripe red fruit such as red currant, sour cherry and plum. Oak takes a back seat to the fruit that adds some subtle spice, especially on the finish, where a chocolate mocha note comes through. This wine will be at its best in 2 to 7 years." - Marco DiGiulio

Production Notes
Tons per acre: 3.5 tons per acre
Number of cases: 541
Barrel Aging: 22 months in French oak (Burgundy) 40% new barrels
Brix it was picked at: 24.8
Blend: 95% Syrah, 5% Viognier