Russian River Valley
October 4th, 2012
2012 Samantha's Vineyard Syrah
The nose bursts forth with both darker and redder berries; blackcurrants, blackberries, strawberries, raspberries and a little rhubarb in the back ground. Underlying spiciness and herbaceous notes give the wine a nice structure and more complexity.
The fruit was handpicked and hand sorted in the vineyard and winery on the 4th of October. The fruit was destemmed and left to cold soak for 5 days after which the must started fermentation on it's native yeasts. The wine was on skins for 21 days and was pressed into tank and then racked to barrel. The wine was aged for 14 months in french oak, 10% new and was bottled in Dec 2013.
Food Pairing Notes
Lasagna and tomato-based pasta dishes, Chicken Cacciatore and grilled pork chops with a Bing cherry demi-glace.