2016 Spanish Springs Syrah

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2016 Spanish Springs Syrah

32.00

Blueberry - Green Peppercorn - Olive - Lavender

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The 2016 Syrah is a blend of the Alban and 174 clones from Spanish Springs Vineyard. Following the substantial rain received on the Central Coast during the El Niño winter, the growing season was characterized by being long and cool followed by a series of heat waves in September that helped to fully ripen the Syrah at this coastal site. The grapes were hand harvested on the morning of September 29th then thoroughly sorted and partially destemmed with 40% of the whole clusters included in the fermenter. Fermentation began slowly without the addition of sulfites or cultured yeasts and after two weeks the wine was gently basket pressed to neutral French oak barrels for ageing. Following 18-months in barrel, the wine was racked to tank prior to being bottled unfined and unfiltered. Robust berry and red plum aromas are complimented by savory pepper, herbal, and floral notes. The palate is elegant with soft, fine-grained tannins and fresh acidity. Enjoy!