The color is dark and deep, rich in texture with a backbone of soft yet present tannins that lingers on the palate. Aromas of dark berries, white flowers, spice and smoke.
Fermented in an open top fermenter 30% of the grapes were put in whole cluster. The grapes received a 3 day cold soak at 55 decrees Fahrenheit prior to fermentation. Following the cold soak the tank temperature was raised to 85 decrees and the fermentation moved forward with out the addition of yeast. The free run juice went straight to barrel in which natural malolactic fermentation occurred.
Syrah is a cornerstone of the Kivelstadt Cellars portfolio. This is a serious wine, from a serious piece of land, which will go toe to toe with Syrah from all over the world.
Varietals: 98% Syrah, 2% Viognier