2012 Syrah-100% Estate Grown
Planted in 1999, our Syrah is a Noir clone originating from the Northern Rhone region of France. Dark violet, blackberry & lifted raspberry bouquet prevail, often with rosemary and allspice notes. This wine rejuvenates your senses! As it opens rich leather & spicy black pepper become obvious. Enjoy sniffing and swirling this wine in front of your fireplace or on your porch before indulging in the first sip!
Gold Medal awarded in the SF Chronicle Wine Competition in a class of over 700 wines where only 3 Golds were awarded.
Awards: GOLD Medal San Francisco Chronicle International Wine Competition, Double Gold and Best of Class-El Dorado Co Fair, Gold Medal-Amador County Fair, Voted Best Syrah of Sierra Foothills and a “Must Try” by Wine Enthusiast.
Food Pairings: Our robust 2012 Estate Syrah is the perfect match for bold foods like wild game, savory meats and heavy vegetables. Strong foods like barbecues and roasts can elevate the subtle flavors of our 2012 Syrah.
Viticulture and Winemaking:
Variety: Syrah Noir, planted in 1999 in single vineyard blocks, the Flagship red variety originates from the Northern Rhone of France. Noir means “dark”, this traditional grape from Cote Rotie and Hermitage certainly holds true to its name.
Region: Fair Play, El Dorado County, Sierra Foothills
Production: 225 cases
Fermentation: Our 2012 Syrah was macerated for 7 days on the skins, gently pressed, then allowed to complete primary and secondary fermentation in New French Oak barrels. The Syrah was barrel-aged another 16 months and bottle-aged 5 years prior to release.
Won Gold at SF Chronicle in a class of over 700 wines where only 3 Golds were awarded.
These vines are trained on a quadrilateral trellis system to reduce the vigor of the canes and concentrate the energy of the plant to the fruit. As a result, this vineyard consistently produces one of the top Syrah’s in all of California year after year. 2012 was a pinnacle season as the grapes ripened to perfection and produced a full-bodied and elegantly structured wine with dark violet, blackberry and elevated raspberry fruit.
Any Cabernet enthusiast will want this wine in their cellar!