Some whole cluster fermentation, extended maceration, blended
with 5% Viognier after malolactic fermentation is complete.
The aroma is filled with rich fruit, spices, and has beautiful
floral hints that bring you right back to the glass. The palate
has rich and complex flavors of plum, currant and spices.
The Viognier helps enhance these fruit flavors on the front
of your palate then releases to the classic spice and earth
flavors of the Syrah grape.
Tons per acre: 2.78
Number of cases: 824
Barrel Aging: 20 months in French oak (Burgundy & Bordeaux)
40% new barrels
Brix it was picked at: 24.2
Release Date: September 1, 12001