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2019 Syrah



Oak Regime:  100% French Oak
Alcohol:  14%

"Our 2019 Syrah reminds us of a trip to Saint Joseph in the Northern Rhone, with bold aromas of Cedar, peppercorn, graphite and violets. Matured in lightly toasted or well seasoned French oak barriques and puncheons, the pure fruit expression of this vintage showcases ripe Bing cherry, red plum and juicy red currents, giving way to more earthy nuances of forest floor on the finish. This wine is medium plus in body, with silky tannin structure, and is drinking very well in its youthful stage. To unlock more spicy, meaty nuances, cellar for up to 10 years.”
Graham Pierce, Winemaker

The 2019 growing season started slowly due to cool weather in April and May, but a very warm June and July quickly made up for any lost growing time. After a warm and dry August, September brought cooler than average weather with intermittent rainfall, which slowed down the harvest for later ripening red grapes. Thankfully favorable weather returned shortly after, and the majority of Bordeaux varieties were harvested in the first two and a half weeks of October.