2016 Syrah, El Dorado

2016 Syrah, El Dorado
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Syrah
Appellation
El Dorado
Composition
95% Syrah | 3% Petite Sirah | 2% Viognier
Aging
23 Months | 46% Ntrl French Oak | 31% New French Oak | 15% 1-Year French Oak | 8% 2-Year French Oak
Alcohol %
14.6
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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
2016
Varietal
Syrah
Appellation
El Dorado
Composition
95% Syrah | 3% Petite Sirah | 2% Viognier
Aging
23 Months | 46% Ntrl French Oak | 31% New French Oak | 15% 1-Year French Oak | 8% 2-Year French Oak
Alcohol %
14.6
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
This wine is always rustic in nature with a luscious juicy mid-palate compliments of the addition of Petite Sirah this vintage. 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 incorporates fruit from both our Stoney Creek Ranch in Fair Play at 2740’ in elevation as well as our Green Valley Ranch in Rescue at 1300'. We’ve incorporated several more sites this year with the introduction of Marchini Vineyard (36%) and Fenaughty Vineyard (27%). Additionally, there is a small but impactful addition of Petite Sirah grown on our estate.
Estate Vineyards
27% Stoney Creek Ranch | 10% Green Valley Ranch
Local Vineyards
36% Marchini | 27% Fenaughty
Production
293 Cases