2014 Syrah-Grenache

Tasting Notes

Almost a "field blend" of co-fermented 89.4% Syrah & 10.6% Grenache. Blackberry, red cherry, white pepper, cedar and dark chocolate.

Awards

DOUBLE Gold Medal (100 points), California State Fair, one of only three wines in the entire competition to receive 100 points!

Price

Bottle: 35
Club Sign-Up: 26.25
Club Member: 28
Magnum: 80

Winemaker's Notes

In 2014, our friends at Zayante Vineyards ended up with a very small crop of Grenache (321 lbs.) - too small to make on its own, but way too good to let it go to waste. So we decided to harvest it together with a much larger crop of Syrah (2,708 lbs.) and "co-ferment" it. The grapes were de-stemmed and fermented over 12 days with a selected yeast strain. The skins were punched-down by hand 2-3 times a day until fermentation completed and the wine was pressed to 5 oak barrels (20% new American Oak). After 30 months of aging the wine was bottled with very coarse filtering.

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