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 their fruit to perfection. A formidable Southern Rhône character of earth and floral notes gives way to berries and chocolate over time…
88% Syrah (44% Stillwater Creek Vineyard, 22% Smasne Farms Vineyard, 22% Stone Tree Vineyard)
12% Grenache (Stone Tree Vineyard)
Bottled on 7/13/08; 225 cases were produced. This wine was aged for 21 months in 22% new Saury American oak with the balance in once used French oak from Seguin Moreau, Alain Fouquet, Magrenian, and Vicard.