' Porter Family Vineyards - 2008 Coombsville Syrah

2008 Syrah

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

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Blackberry, rosewater, cinnamon bark, orange zest, and sage aromas open, then crescendo to a main theme of cassis, blackberry, chocolate, black tea, and cherry, with velvety, luxurious, fine-grained tannins weaving counterpoint. Traditional and classic Rhône

Vineyard Notes

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

Winemaker Notes

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
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Vintage 2008
Wine Style Red Wine
Varietal Syrah
Varietal Composition
100% Syrah
Appellation Napa Valley
Acid 7.4 g/L
PH 3.69
Aging 18 Months in 50% new French oak
Ageability At peak till 2017-19
Fermentation 1/2 Whole Cluster
Bottling Date Jan 29th, 2010
Residual Sugar 0.02%
Alcohol % 15.3
Size 750 ml