2012 Occidental Hills Syrah

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2012 Occidental Hills Syrah

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Occidental Hills Syrah is a barrel selection from two estate-grown Syrah vineyards: English Hill (19%) and Que Syrah (81%). The two coastal plots were harvested on October 21st with a combined yield of 2.28 tons per acre. Following harvest, the grapes were fermented and aged as a single lot.

The English Hill grapes (Clone 877) were included as whole clusters while the Que Syrah grapes (Clone 1 and 877) were de-stemmed. After cold soaking five days, the must received hand punch-down treatment and periodic foot treading by the winemaker, then aged 20 months in neutral French Oak barrels.

Maker's Notes:
A cool-climate Syrah showing ripe, broad tannins with exuberant cedar, mineral, cured meat and crushed rock aroma extending to red cherry, brilliant blueberry and boysenberry fruit flavors and background of olive, cola and modest sweet oak toast.

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