Aromas of maraschino cherry, rose petal, leather, pink peppercorn and vanilla. Rich tannins and a long finish.
Five different clonal lots were fermented individually. All macerated for a total of 15 days, initiated fermentation using native yeast, later inoculated with BM 45 yeast, and pumped over 1x per day plus punched down 3X per day. Peak Temp averaged 84˚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 or stewed meats.
100% Syrah (Clones 3, 174, 383, 877, and Estrella)