Syrah 2014 Barrel Select

Syrah 2014 Barrel Select

Winemaker Notes

This classic bottling is co-fermented with Viognier (1.4%) á la Côte-Rôtie style, to heighten the bouquet with high-tone aromatics. The bouquet is ripe with juicy plum, red berry, cocoa and spice; all of which are echoed on the palate with dense flavors that coat your tongue and evolve into cedar and meaty nuances. The lengthy finish and velvet textured tannins beg for another sip. Drink now or hold for 8+ years.

Technical Notes

Fruit Source: Abacela’s Estate Fault Line Vineyards
Appellation:  Umpqua Valley, Southern Oregon
Harvest Date:  15, 30 September; 6, 8 October 2014
At harvest:  Sugar; 25.2° Brix, pH; 3.84, TA; 4.79 grams/liter
At bottling:  Sugar; Nil
Cooperage:  French (100%), 7% new, 76% 2 yo, 17% neutral
Co-fermentation:  1.4% Viognier
Bottling date:  10 August 2016
Alcohol:  15.0% by volume
Case Production:  357 (750 mL)