This cool climate Syrah delivers both fruit and earth. The bright fruit leads with red cherry and pomegranate that smooths out with a rich meaty quality. It is balanced and medium bodied. Pairs with barbeque, lamb, Fillet Mignon and umami-rich mushrooms.
Hand-picked grapes placed into T-bins for whole berry fermentation. Juice cold soaked overnight before adding D-254 yeast. Fermentation progress and temperature monitored daily. Cap punched down three times per day. Wine pressed at +5 Brix, prior to dryness, to reduce extraction of bitterness from the seeds. Wine settled overnight then racked to American oak barrels to finish fermentation and aging. MLF completed. Acid adjusted and cross flow filtered before bottling.