2016 Block 17 Syrah
This estate grown Syrah is produced from the Sara Lee Clone in Block 17 and was co-fermented with whole cluster Viognier grapes. This technique is Old World in style and increases color extraction and increased acidity while opening up the wide range of expressive aromatics. Our Block 17 Syrah shows no shortage of color in its deep, dark inky complexion. An elegant bouquet of black currant, licorice, raspberry and ripe strawberry pair nicely with oak undertones of allspice and sandalwood. The fruitiness of this wine carries through to the palate which is full of black raspberry, cherry, and plum followed by notes of cocoa, smoked game, cedar, and mocha. This Syrah has a long finish with soft, velvety tannins. If consumed prior to 2019, please decant.