2014 Syrah Tasting Notes

First Vintage: 2009
Bud Break:  April 14, 2014
Veraison:  July 30, 2014
Oak Regime:  40% American Oak, 60% French Oak
Barrel Age:  20% new barrel, 20% 1 year old, 60% 2 year old
Primary Coopers:  Radoux, La Roi, Alain Fouquet & Saury
Harvest Date:  October 8, 2014
Bottling Date:  January 6, 2016
Alcohol:  14.1%

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"Delicate and elegant, this year’s Syrah offers hints of Mocha, ripe plum, and violets on the nose. Caramel, and silky soft tannins dominate the palate with a mouthwatering finish. This wine will pair perfectly with wild game and red meat dishes. Rich dishes featuring duck or goose would also pair very nicely.”
Graham Pierce, Winemaker

"The 2014 vintage started off with a warm early spring which showed steady growth in the vines. This, followed with minnimum rain, allowed us to effectively control the vigor and crop load of the vines. Throughout mid-summer desired temperatures and dry days extended right into the fall and harvest period. This has been a fantastic year for weather and this reflects in the balanced ripeness and high quality that was achived."
Steve Carberry, Winegrower