2006 Russian River Valley Syrah

100% Russian River Valley Syrah, Parsons' Ranch

pH: 3.77
T.A.: 5.9 g/L
Alcohol: 15.9%
Cases Produced: 301

Like its older sibling, the 2005 Russian River Valley Syrah, this wine comes entirely from the Parsons’ Ranch on Wood Road. “Wood Road?” you say. Isn’t that old-vine Zin country? Indeed it is but Syrah excels in this cool climate as well. Composed of 68% clone 174 and 32% clone 877, 25% whole cluster was employed to accentuate the spice and black olive qualities of the fruit. Thirty-three percent new French oak. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.

Russian River Valley Syrah

Tasting Note:

Dark ruby-garnet. Gorgeous aromas of blackberry, crème de cassis, and spring flowers meet the nose. On the palate, flavors of blackberry and herbs. Full-bodied but with refreshing tannins on the finish. While enjoyable now, additional complexity should develop with bottle age. Drink 2009-2016. (MRO – 3/1/08)

Suggested Retail: $33 - Sold Out
Release Date: Spring 2008