20 months in 55% new French oak
2013 Napa Valley Syrah
Our Napa Valley Syrah opens with an abundance of dark chocolate, with nuances of plum, licorice, sage, rosemary, and vanilla. This wine features a velvety mid-palate with beautifully rich flavors of dark cherry, fig, cocoa, nutmeg, and black pepper. Amazing aging potential will allow this Syrah to be cellared for many years to come.
The 2013 growing season proved to be an excellent year in Napa Valley. It was slightly warmer than 2012, resulting in an overall earlier growing season. Lower than normal rainfall paired with moderate spring weather brought early bud break and bloom. Sunny skies throughout the summer months led to early veraison and harvest. Warm daytime temperatures followed by cool nights prior to harvest produced evenly ripened fruit with ideal hang time.
Our Syrah has deep and dark flavors that are accentuated by the elegant vanilla and spice from the French oak barrels. Over the 20 months of aging, the tannins soften and create a luscious body.
Food Pairing Notes
Syrah’s most classic pairing is its best: roasted lamb. The darker notes suggest black olives, fennel, and roasted potatoes on the side. Or, throw a fiesta and fry some carnitas and top with roasted peppers.