2011 Syrah - Ciel du Cheval Vineyard : Red Mountain
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 of Syrah originally sourced from Chateau de Beaucastel of Chateauneuf-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 Mtn and valued when properly cellared over time.
Bottled on 7/21/14; 50 cases were produced; Alcohol: 14.22%; pH 3.64, TA 6.34 g/L
100% Syrah (Ciel du Cheval Vineyard)
Barrels: This wine was aged for 22 months in 50% once used American oak from Saury, M+TH and the balance seasoned French oak from Saury in conjunction with French oak infusion additions by Canton Cooperage.