spacer_gif
nav1_home_offdividerlinenav1_wine_ondividerlinenav1_vineyards_offdividerlinenav1_getwines_offdividerlinenav1_about_offdividerlinenav1_blog_offdividerlinenav1_trade_offdividerlinenav1_ordering_off
spacer_gif
nav2_wines_2nav2_spacernav2_wines_1_onnav2_spacernav2_wines_1nav2_spacernav2_wines_3
spacer_gif
spacer_gif

spacer_gif

hdr_Wines
spacer_gif
nav3_wines7_on
spacer_gif
nav3_wines7_on
spacer_gif
nav3_wines2_off
spacer_gif
nav3_wines6_off
spacer_gif
nav3_wines10_of
spacer_gif
nav3_wines6_off
spacer_gif
nav3_wines6_off
spacer_gif
nav3_Fenaughty_off
spacer_gif
nav3_wines1_off
spacer_gif
nav3_mendocino_off
spacer_gif
nav3_mendocino_off
spacer_gif
nav3_Perli_off
spacer_gif
nav3_Reserve_off
spacer_gif
nav3_Reserve_off
spacer_gif
nav3_wines4_off
spacer_gif
nav_TheProspector_off
spacer_gif
nav2_wines5_off
spacer_gif
nav3_wines3_off
spacer_gif
nav_Roussanne_off
spacer_gif
nav_Roussanne_off
spacer_gif
nav3_wines8_off
spacer_gif
nav3_wines9_off
spacer_gif
 


spacer_gif spacer_gifhero_winebottle spacer_gif spacer_gif
IsabelCuvee_2006_header
single_white_pixeldividerline_fade

spacer_gif
Vintage: 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008
spacer_gif

Appellation: El Dorado
Vineyard:
Fenaughty Vineyard
Varietal:
Syrah & Viognier
Clone:
Heritage (Davis 1)
Age:
30 years
Elevation:
2800 feet
Soil:
Decomposed granite with
clay loam
Yield:
2-2.5 tons/acre

single_pixel Harvested: Sept 30, 2005
Pressed: Oct 25, 2005
Blend:
96% Syrah + 4% Viognier
Maceration: 25 days
Barrel aging:
18  mos. in 1-3 yr FO barrels
Bottled: May 19, 2007
Production: 50 cases
Release date: Fall 2007
 
spacer_gif
hdr2_WinemakingNotes
single_white_pixeldividerline_fade
spacer_gif
The Fenaughty Vineyard exemplifies why we believe the Sierra Foothills can produce world class Syrah on those rugged, granite mountains.  Many winemakers with far more experience than us have blended Fenaughty with Wylie, another El Dorado Syrah vineyard we are now producing.  However in 2005 we believe Fenaughty can (and should) stand alone.  Like all of our red wines, we picked into 35 lb lug bins, sorted, de-stemmed and then did an old fashion pigeage à pied (foot stomping) to gently obtain the desired level of crushing.  We fermented in 500L open top oak vats, punched down by hand, and both primary and MLF occurred without inoculation.  The wine stayed sur lie for 15 months when it was
racked and returned to barrel for the final three months of aging until it was bottled unfiltered.

spacer_gif
 
hdr2_WinemakingNotes
single_white_pixeldividerline_fade
spacer_gif
Abundant high-toned aromas of black cherries, earth, white pepper, smoke and a hint of violet.  Rugged and robust with fantastic purity, and a long elegant finish, this Syrah offers proof of the varietals long and distinguished history in the Northern Rhône.