Syrah Reserve 2014

Syrah Reserve 2014

Winemaker Notes

New Release

The well drained soils of South Face’s steep slopes produced this complex Syrah. Aromas and flavors of blackberries, garrique and pepper fold into layers of elegant tannins to create a lengthy finish.

Awards, Ratings, Reviews

93 points & Editors' Choice, Wine Enthusiast
"This wine is deeply striated with tones of licorice, coffee, tobacco and black tea. The palate offers the blackest of black fruits, sanguine tones, cured meat and coffee, taking Southern Oregon Syrah to the next level." Editors’ Choice. —P.G. 

Technical Notes

Fruit Source: Abacela Fault Line Vineyard’s Cobblestone Hill, South Face Block
Appellation:  Umpqua Valley, Southern Oregon
Harvest Date:  15, 19 September, 6, 8 October 2014
At harvest:  Sugar; 24.4° Brix, pH; 3.87, TA; 5.6 grams/liter
At bottling:  Sugar; Nil
Cooperage:  French (100%), 40% new, 60% neutral
Bottling date:  10 August 2016
Alcohol:  14.3% by volume
Case Production:  77 (750 mL)