2015 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 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.