2016 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 complex, supple wine with significant dusty tannins common to Red Mountain, and valued when properly cellared over time. Bottled 8/4/18; 75 cases produced; Alcohol 14.5%; pH 3.66, TA 6.34 g/L
100% Syrah (Ciel du Cheval Vineyard)
Barrels: This wine was aged 22 months Export-style barrels, 25% new French oak from Artisan Barrel Selections, 50% once used French oak by Ton. Vernou, and the balance in seasoned French oak from Ton. Vernou.