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2008 Syrah

2008 Syrah

Intense and concentrated Syrah with big dark fruit profiles with classic Rhône top notes

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About This Wine:
Growing Season
The season began with difficulty – early bud-break and a late hard frost damaged vines enough that crop yields were low all across the Valley, which means that 2008 vintage wines will be in shorter supply than previous years. Although the yields were light, the fruit was small-berried, concentrated, and intense.

This delicious summer wine is made up of 100% Coombsville region Syrah from the Porter Estate, Shearer, and Haynes vineyards, harvested in October, 2008. alf of the grapes were destemmed, and half of the grapes were fermented as whole clusters. A five day cold soak period preceded a warm fermentation peaking at 90°F. The fermenters were punched down by hand 3 to 4 times a day during the fermentation period. The wine made from destemmed grapes was kept in contact with the skins for several days following fermentation. The wine was then aged prior to bottling with rackings at 3 – 4 month intervals throughout the aging period.

Sensory Profile
Classic Rhone top notes of cured meat overlaying fruity bottom notes of cedar, fig, plum, and jam. Blackberry, licorice, and cedar flavors breathe a hint of mint before a deep, rich finish.
Wine Profile:
Vintage: 2008
Wine Type: Red Wine
Varietal: Syrah
Varietal Composition:
100% Syrah
Appellation: Napa Valley
Harvest Date: October 2008
Acid: 7.4 g/L
PH: 3.69
Aging: 18 Months 50% New French Oak
Ageability: At peak till 2017-19
Fermentation: 1/2 Whole Cluster
Bottling Date: January 29th, 2010
Alcohol %: 15.3

300 cases








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