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Vintage: 2008
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Appellation: Mendocino
Vineyard: Broken Leg & McDowell
Varietal: Syrah
Clone: Durrell & Shiraz
Age: 27 & 90+ yrs
Elevation: 650 feet
Soil: Decomposed sandstone & loamy clay
Yield: 1-1.5 tons/acre

single_pixel Harvested: Oct 18 & Oct 24 2008
Pressed:
Oct 19 & Oct 25 2008
Blend:
98% Syrah + 2% co-ferm Viognier
Maceration:
19 & 17 days
Barrel aging:
12 mos. in 1-3 yr FO barrels
Bottled:
July 30, 2010
Production:
194 cases
Release date:
Fall 2010


 
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The 2008 vintage in Mendocino was not without challenge which led us to declassify our vineyard designate Syrah wines and instead make appellation level blends as they nuance and individuality of the unique vineyards was not apparent. But make no mistake, this wine over delivers and continues to fly out of our warehouse. The vineyards were kept discreet until final blends for bottling were assembled.
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Crushed red fruit with spice, earth and hints of meaty notes on the nose. This is a medium bodied Syrah that provides immediate gratification and is a crowd pleasing everyday wine to turn any meal into an occasion.