2017 :Nota Bene 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 7/27/19
- 87 cases produced
- Alcohol 14.6%
- pH 3.91, TA 5.5 g/L
95% Syrah (Ciel du Cheval Vineyard)
5% Viognier (Dineen Vineyard)
Barrels: This wine was aged 22 months in Export-style barrels of 25% once used French oak from Ton. Doreau, and seasoned French oak from Alain Fouquet, Ton. Vernou, and Ton. de Jarnac. All seasoned barrels included #1lb of French oak infusion by Canton Cooperage in each barrel.