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2016 Syrah Rosé, Napa Valley

2016 Syrah Rosé, Napa Valley

$24.00 per Bottle
$288.00 per Case

This 2016 Syrah Rosé is bursting with fresh strawberries, Santa Rosa plums, mixed berry compote, and a touch of violets. On the palate, it is crisp and refreshing, offering fresh berries and ripe red fruits with a round, fleshy mouth-feel and long, pleasant finish. This wine is best enjoyed chilled and with friends.

 

BLEND: 100% Syrah

The Vintage:       

 2016 began with a mild winter and very little rain, leading to an early bud break and an early start of our growing season. Cool spring weather and a warm summer allowed the fruit to mature at an even rate. The Syrah grapes are from the 877 clone and grown in a small vineyard in the Oak Knoll District.  They were harvested on September 12, 2016.

 

The Wine:                        

After being hand-harvested, the Syrah grapes were gently whole- cluster pressed. 75% of the Syrah was cool fermented in a stainless steel tank while 25% went to neutral barrels. The stainless steel tank was inoculated with a special Provencal-style Rosé yeast while the barrel fermentation underwent a native fermentation. The barrels and tank were stirred every 2-3 weeks for enhanced mid-palate building. 

 

Tasting Notes: 

This 2016 Syrah Rosé is bursting with fresh strawberries, Santa Rosa plums, mixed berry compote, and a touch of violets. On the palate, it is crisp and refreshing, offering fresh berries and ripe red fruits with a round, fleshy mouth-feel and long, pleasant finish. This wine is best enjoyed chilled.

Wine Specs

Vintage 2016
Wine Style Rosé Wine
Varietal Syrah
Appellation Napa Valley
Size 750 ml