Region: Napa Valley, CA
- Color: medium garnet with specks of ruby
- Aromas: raspberry, strawberry, cocoa, vanilla bean, white pepper, violets, dried herbs
- Palate: cranberry, fig, gripping tannins, soft and lingering rose petal on the finish
RegionNapa Valley, CA
Aging PotentialWill age gracefully over the next 6-8 years
Syrah: Rancho Sarco Vineyard
Petit Syrah: Nord Ridge
Syrah is gaining in popularity and has grown from a little under 400 acres planted in California in the early 1990’s to over 20,000 acres today. As it is one of the more vigorous vines, Syrah requires extra attention in the vineyard with farmers being aggressive in thinning the crop, to reduce crop volume but increase fruit quality.
This wine was aged 14 months in French oak, 40% new.