2019 Los Carneros Syrah

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This wine is one of the boldest wines we make. Its big flavors and firm tannins mean that once you pop the cork you are in for an experience. The wine is dark purple with black edges in the glass and opens with aromas of berries and black pepper. It's a full-bodied, rich and amazing wine.

Our Syrah is grown at our J. Poppe Estate vineyard located just to the west of the winery, perched on a small, 18-acre hillside that offers commanding views of the Carneros wetlands. It is ideally situated for growing world-class cool climate Syrah. These grapes receive cooling benefits from morning fog and afternoon breezes from the nearby Pacific Ocean and San Pablo Bay. During mid-day, the grapes receive excellent sun exposure as temperatures rise, ensuring even ripening of the grapes. The rugged hillside is meticulously tended by hand (and sheep) and yields spectacular fruit year after year.

Our Los Carneros Syrah grapes were handpicked, destemmed without being crushed, and pumped to our fermentors. The must began to ferment with natural yeast within 48 hours of crushing. The wine was pumped-over three times a day to maximize fruit and color extraction. Fermentation was kept at a moderately warm temperature and the
must was pressed shortly after the wine had gone dry to achieve the desired amount of tannin and extract. The wine was racked once and then moved on to French oak with a medium-dark toast level for aging.

Vintage
2019
Wine Type
Red Wine
Varietal
Syrah
Appellation
Carneros
Harvest Date
September 27 - October 2
Acid
.66g/100ml
pH
3.72
Alcohol %
15.0

Tasting Notes & Pairings

Opens with aromas of pepper, berries and chocolate. Big, well-balanced flavors of cherry, spices and summer savory lead to a lengthy finish with silky tannins.