Syrah Estate 2014 Barrel Select

Syrah Estate 2014 Barrel Select
$30.00

Winemaker Notes

New Release

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)