2012 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 7/26/14; 75 cases were produced; Alcohol: 13.99%; pH 3.56, TA 6.32 g/L.
100% Syrah (Ciel du Cheval Vineyard)
Barrels: This wine was aged for 22 months Export style barrels of American oak, 1/3 new from A&K, 1/3 once used from Canton Cooperage, and 1/3 seasoned from Saury.