2015 Syrah, El Dorado

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Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Varietal
Syrah
Appellation
El Dorado
Composition
88% Syrah | 10% Grenache | 1% Viognier
Aging
23 Months | 76% Ntrl French Oak | 24% New French Oak
Alcohol %
14.6
Wine Enthusiast
93
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Syrah is a versatile varietal and has the ability to produce great wines in various climates and regions. Styles and profiles vary as you move from the cooler coastal sites towards the warmer interior vineyards. The Syrah grown in Fair Play tends to be more restrained and rustic in nature while showing pronounced minerality, whereas the Syrah grown in the northern part of El Dorado is more rounded and polished. 

Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Varietal
Syrah
Appellation
El Dorado
Composition
88% Syrah | 10% Grenache | 1% Viognier
Aging
23 Months | 76% Ntrl French Oak | 24% New French Oak
Alcohol %
14.6
Wine Enthusiast
93
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
This wine is always rustic in nature, however the introduction of the Grenache coupled with fruit from loamier soils makes this wine more elegant, refined and approachable compared to past efforts. Additionally, we age the wine for about 2 years in barrel to fully integrate the tannins. The resulting wine has aromatics of blackberry, blueberry, dark cherry, wet concrete, and wild sage, coupled with hints of vanilla bean, pipe tobacco, and white flowers. This unfined and unfiltered wine has modest tannins with fresh acidity and a crunchy 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 several more sites this year with the introduction of Marchini Vineyard (28%), Fenaughty Vineyard (24%), and Barsotti Vineyard (12%). Additionally, there is 10% Grenache, 1% Viognier, and 1% Mourvedre, in the final wine.
Estate Vineyards
35% Stoney Creek | 1% White Oak Flats
Local Vineyards
28% Marchini | 24% Fenaughty | 12% Barsotti
Production
391 Cases