This Syrah opens with a complex and layered nose, featuring a blend of aromas consisting of chocolate, coffee bean, and dark fruit such as black currant and blackberry. The experience on the palate is plush and richly textured marked by flavors of mocha, espresso, black olive and dark cherry notes that cover and coat all areas of the mouth. The tannins are soft, yet a light dryness on the finish extends the mouthfeel and elegant structure. Enjoy now or cellar for future rewards.
After de-stemming, the Syrah grapes are lightly crushed into stainless steel vats. When the fermentation starts, the wine undergoes methodical aeration at moderate temperatures to extract soft tannin and color. Towards the end of the maceration the pump over work is limited to nonexistent. Finally, when mouthfeel objectives are reached, the grapes are gently pressed and barreled down. Barrel aged for 14 months in French oak and American oak, of which 25% was new oak.