2013 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 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 Mtn, and valued when properly cellared over time. Floral notes from a touch of co-fermented Viognier to confuse your senses.
Bottled 7/25/15; 50 cases produced; Alcohol: 14.73%; pH 3.69, TA 6.15 g/L
95% Syrah (Ciel du Cheval Vineyard)
5% Viognier (Marcela Vineyard)
Barrels: This wine was aged for 22 months Export style barrels, ½ new American oak from A&K, ½ seasoned French oak from Ton. Vernou.