Russian River Valley
September 17th 2014
2014 Samantha's Vineyard Syrah
Samantha's Syrah opens with lovely perfumed aromas of red fruit, black currant and blueberry. Seductive spices reveal themselves on the palate - ginger, bergamot and green olive. A hint of prosciutto in the background delivers a memorable finish.
This vineyard sits on the northeast side of Russian River Valley bordering Chalk Hill AVA. The steep terraced-style vineyard is planted to the Alban clone on Spreckels loam with only 60 inches of soil on top of bedrock.
The vineyard was harvested in mid September. The juice was on the skins for 14 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
Lasagna and tomato-based pasta dishes, Chicken Cacciatore and grilled pork chops with a blueberry compote.
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