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November 2020 Special Offer – Aged to its Sweet Spot Syrah for the Fall

Nota Bene

Regular price $40.00

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November 2020 Special Offer - 50% Off for Wine Club, 25% Off for Non-members

Our 2015 :Nota Bene Syrah - Ciel du Cheval Vineyard is showing so well for the fall at 50% Off for Wine Club members. A $40 value for only $20. 

***To recieve the Wine Club discount, enter the coupon code halfprice during checkout.

For non-members, we are offering this wonderful wine for 25% off the $40 winery price or $30.

***To recieve the non-member discount, enter the coupon code 25percent during checkout.

Our offer for the month of November applies to this exciting :Nota Bene wine. 

We’ve come to expect rich, dark fruit in our Syrah from Ciel du Cheval Vineyard…and maybe just a few savory notes to keep us guessing. We are showing the Tablas Creek clone (Clone 99) of Syrah originally sourced from Chateau de Beaucastel of Châteauneuf-du-Pape by the Perrin family.  The clones were propagated in the Tablas Creek Vineyard of California and on to Ciel du Cheval where they are making a wonderfully deep, rich wine with significant chalky tannins common to Red Mountain, and valued when properly cellared over time. Floral notes from a touch of co-fermented Viognier to confuse your senses.

  • Bottled 7/29/17
  • Alcohol 14.52%
  • pH 3.81, TA 6.10 g/L

95% Syrah (Ciel du Cheval Vineyard)
5% Viognier (Marcela Vineyard)

Barrels: This wine was aged 22 months Export-style barrels, 50% new French oak from Ton. Vernou, the balance in seasoned French oak from Ton. Orion.

90 Points

Tasting Date November 2018

Saturated bright, dark ruby. Musky aromas of blackberry, blueberry, pungent spices and cilantro; very Red Mountain! At once dense and juicy, showing lovely texture and inner-mouth violet lift to the flavors of purple fruits and black pepper. Finishes with a restrained sweetness to its sappy dark berry flavors, and tannins that saturate the incisors while avoiding dryness. Not an animal style of Syrah, this wine boasts very good energy for the vintage. (14.5% alcohol) Drink 2021 - 2027 -- Stephen Tanzer

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