2015 Syrah, 'Phoenix Ranch', Napa Valley Magnum
Vineyard Notes: Biodynamically farmed, cool climate site. Dry winter, long, cold spring and very late set, mild summer heat and below normal yields here. Harvested on 9/23.
Winemaker’s Tasting Notes: Stainless steel fermented, aged for 28 months sur lees in neutral French oak barrels. Dark purple in color. Expressive nose full of ripe red currants, savory red meats, black licorice and saddle leather. Secondary aromas of white pepper, bay leaf, cinnamon, and pipe tobacco. Intense flavors of raspberry, cassis and currants, with hints of baker’s chocolate and tobacco. Finishes long with velvety tannins and lively acidity.