Three big Syrahs come together to form the major components of this wine. They are followed by a generous helping of Grenache that give this wine a structure that will make it enjoyable for many years to come. At bottling we are so very glad these Syrah growers have nurtured these grapes to perfection. A formidable Southern Rhône character of earth and floral notes gives way to berries and chocolate over time....
75% Syrah (29% Stillwater Creek Vineyard,
27% Smasne Farms Vineyard, 19% Stone
25% Grenache (Stone Tree Vineyard)
pH 3.89, TA 6.16 g/L
Bottled on 6/23/07; 280 cases were produced. This wine was aged for 21 months in 60% new American oak barrels (40% Saury American, 20% Keystone American from Bouchard) and the balance are once used Saury French oak.