2014 Syrah, El Dorado

2014 Syrah, El Dorado
Wine Specs
Vintage
2014
Varietal
Syrah
Appellation
El Dorado
Composition
91% Syrah | 6% Viognier | 3% Mixed Red Rhones
Aging
23 Months | 67% Ntrl French Oak | 33% New French Oak
Alcohol %
14.6
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Wine Specs
Vintage
2014
Varietal
Syrah
Appellation
El Dorado
Composition
91% Syrah | 6% Viognier | 3% Mixed Red Rhones
Aging
23 Months | 67% Ntrl French Oak | 33% New French Oak
Alcohol %
14.6
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
This wine is always rustic in nature. We age the wine for about 2 years in barrel and a year plus in bottle prior to release. The resulting wine has aromatics of black and blue fruits, graphite, dusty road, and wild sage, coupled with hints of dried apricot and white flowers. This unfined and unfiltered wine has modest tannins with fresh acidity and minerality on the finish.
Winemaker's Notes
This El Dorado Syrah is grown primarily at our Stoney Creek Vineyard in Fair Play at 2740’ in elevation. We’ve incorporated some fruit from the northern reaches of the region in the form of Fenaughty Vineyard Syrah (10%). We co-ferment at least one of our lots with Viognier from the estate, resulting in 6% of the final blend. A touch (3%) of Grenache, Mourvedre, and Petite Sirah complete the wine.
Estate Vineyards
80% Stoney Creek | 10% White Oak Flats
Local Vineyards
10% Fenaughty
Production
227 Cases