2014 Syrah, 'Phoenix Ranch', Napa Valley
Vineyard Notes: Biodynamically farmed, cool climate site. Solid vintage with below normal yields here. We harvested the fruit on October 6th.
Winemaker's Tasting Notes: Stainless steel fermented, aged for 28 months sur lees in neutral French oak barrels. Dark purple in color. Nose jumps out of the glass with ripe cassis and freshly crushed pink peppercorns, violets and “animale.” Secondary aromas of red meats, white pepper, beef carpaccio, and camp fire. Intense flavors of cassis, ripe raspberry, white pepper, and savory red meats. Finishes long with fleshy tannins and tobacco.
Cases produced: 224