Syrah Reserve 2009 Magnum

Syrah Reserve 2009 Magnum

Winemaker Notes

The well drained soils of our hottest terroir, South Face block, produce fruit of uncompromising quality noted for its extract, concentration, lush texture and substantial length. This complex Syrah features aromas of black fruit, caramel, garrigue, cocoa, and pepper, alongside hints of oak and earth. Blackberries and meaty game round out the palate while the finish is layered with dense fruit and elegant, expansive tannins. This wine will continue to improve with proper storage for the next eight to twelve years.

Awards, Ratings, Reviews

Gold Medal, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Technical Notes

Fruit Source:  Abacela’s Estate Fault Line Vineyards
Appellation:  Umpqua Valley, Southern Oregon
Harvest Date:  6 October 2009
At harvest: Sugar; 24.7o brix
At bottling:  Sugar; ni;   pH; 03.62   TA; 8.10 grams/liter
Cooperage:  French (100%), 30% new, 50% 2-yr old
Alcohol:  14.4% by volume
Case Production:  127 (750 mL)