Fruity, spicy and tannic describe this classic Umpqua Valley varietal. Aged in oak barrels for nearly two years, this Syrah has distinctive nutmeg and smoky characteristics that adds to its complexity.
Food pairing suggestions: Roasted game, braised pork shoulder, spicy sausage, ahi tuna and salmon; sharp cheddar cheeses, blue-veined cheeses; desserts such as black forest cake and coffee-based desserts pair well.
Syrah 07 (Italy)
Syrah 10 (Pont de la Maye)
92.6% 2045 Syrah
5% 2015 Syrah
2.4% 2014 Tempranillo
Trelesing: Vertical Shoot Positioning
Soil: Malabon silty clay and Roseburg loam
Harvest: October 10, 2014
Bottling: August 2, 2016
Production: 400 cases
Aging: 22 mos. in 35% New French and American Oak
Brix: 21.8 — 22.5
14 days in 1.5 ton open top fermenters