2008 Sonoma County Syrah

93%
  Syrah
5%
  Grenache
2%   Petite Sirah

pH: 3.68
T.A.: 0.65 g/100mL
Alcohol: 14.9%
Cases Produced: 232

Don’t let the broader designation of “Sonoma County” fool you. This is a syrah of great pedigree! Using syrah from Jemrose Vineyard in the Bennett Valley and Rossi Ranch in Sonoma Valley, we found a little grenache and petite sirah completed the blend. Aged in all French oak, 22% new. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.

Tasting Note: Very dark ruby-purple. Verging on opaque. Concentrated aromas of blackberry, raw beef, and a touch of pepper exude from the glass. Full-bodied and concentrated but not at all oafish or “lazy” thanks to invigorating tannins and acidity. A terrific syrah at an even better price. Optimum drinking should be between 2011 and 2020. (MRO – 3/15/10)

 

Suggested Retail: $25 - Sold Out
Release Date: April 2010
 
 
 

 

 

 

 
   
     
     
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