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Larner Vineyard and Winery

2011 Syrah

2011 Syrah
Estate - Syrah

Given the unique terroir of Ballard Canyon, Syrah excels here, offering finished wines that are balanced and complex.  Our fine and sandy soil type lends to Syrah that expresses unique minerality while our cooler climate helps to maintain balced acidity to the expressive fruit character of the Syrah varietal.

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Wine Specs
Ballard Canyon AVA
Harvest Date
Oct. 17 - Nov. 9, 2011
6.08 g/l titratable acidity
22 months, 30% New French oak
Alcohol %
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Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Aromas of smoked meat, cigar box and anise. Black pepper and baking spice give way to layers of black fruit, cedar and earth.
"The 2011 Syrah is laced with black cherry, plum, spice, menthol and new leather. Ample and rich on the palate, the 2011 shows the juicy bold personality of Syrah in its open-knit personality. There is a good amount of energy, but the 2011 is forward and needs to be enjoyed sooner rather than later. Hints of violet, lavender and spice meld into the inviting finish. The 2011 spent 22 months in French oak barrels, 30% new." 92 points - Antonio Galloni
Production Notes
Five different clonal lots were fermented individually. All macerated for a total of 14 days, fermented with BM 45 yeast, and pumped over 1x per day plus punched down 3X per day. Peak Temp averaged 85˚F. The wine was assembled after 22 months of barrel ageing in 30% New French oak and the balance in Neutral French Oak, followed by a minimum of 6 months in bottle before release.
Food Pairing Notes
Braised, grilled or stewed meats.
279 Cases
Other Notes
100% Syrah (Clones 3, 174, 383, 877, and Estrella)