September, 24th 2014
2014 Moaveni Vineyard Syrah
Moaveni Syrah pulls you in immediately with its aromas of dark fruit and spice, and flavors of peppercorns, green olive, cola spice and a touch of lavender. The finish coats the back palate with its opulent dark fruit, pepper and black licorice.
Located against the Sonoma Mountain ridge, the higher elevation of this Bennett Valley vineyard has different fog patterns, which allows for evenly ripened fruit. It is a steep vineyard promoting water run-off, resulting in smaller berries and more intense flavors in the wine.
The vineyard was harvested in late September. The juice was on the skins for 18 days during fermentation prior to being pressed off to tank to begin malolactic fermentation. The wine was racked to 100% French oak barrels before aging for 14 months and bottling unfiltered and unfined.
Food Pairing Notes
Spicy dry-rubbed chicken or pork, braised beef and gamey meats and aged hard cheeses like Gouda.