2017 Syrah, 'Phoenix Ranch', Napa Valley Magnum
Winemaker's Vineyard Notes: Biodynamically farmed, cool climate site. Rainy winter, normal bud break, long, cold spring, solid set, hot summer, and normal yields here.
Winemaker’s Tasting Notes: Stainless steel fermented, aged for 28 months sur lees in neutral French oak barrels. Dark purple in color. Freakishly expressive nose of white pepper and olive tapenade, massive amounts of cassis & spicy bacon fat. Secondary aromas of violets & blackberry cobbler, and vanilla. Intense flavors of cassis, peppery bacon and ripe plum. Finishes so dang long with chalky tannins, baker’s chocolate, tobacco and lively acidity.
Harvest Date: October 5th, 2017