2013 Syrah, 'Phoenix Ranch', Napa Valley Magnum
Vineyard Notes: Biodynamically farmed, cool climate site. Solid vintage with normal yields here. Harvested on October 25th.
Winemaker’s Tasting Notes: Aged for 28 months in neutral French oak barrels, sur lees. Dark purple in color. Large nose full of dark red cherry and cassis, bacon fat, and red meats with hints of what the French describe as “animale.” Secondary aromas of hi-tone blueberry and wafts of garrigue. Velvety mouthful of red plum with lots of rugged cassis, Asian spice and white pepper. Finishes long with plum, red meats, ripe tannins and (according to Adelaide) a hint of Swisher Sweet .
Cases Produced: 228