2007 Russian River Valley Syrah

100%
  Russian River Valley Syrah, Parsons' Ranch

pH: 3.49
T.A.: 0.60 g/100mL
Alcohol: 14.1%
Cases Produced: 502

Once again, our Russian River Valley Syrah hails completely from the Parsons’ Ranch on Wood Road. Each clone was fermented separately using approximately 40% whole clusters to provide structure and aromatic lift. In the end, a blend of all clones made the most compelling wine. Thirty-three percent new French oak. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.

Tasting Note: Opaque purple. Even the bubbles are black. Concentrated, brooding aromas of blackberry, acacia flower, graphite, and peppery spice. What a sniff! On the palate, totally seamless with impeccable balance. Served blind, many knowledgeable wine drinkers might guess Crozes-Hermitage. While enjoyable now with a good decanting, peak drinking should be between 2010 through 2016. (MRO – 03/10/09)

Suggested Retail: $25 - Sold Out
Release Date: April 2009
 
 
 

 

 

 

 
   
     
     
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