2009 Dry Creek Valley Syrah

76% Dry Creek Valley Syrah, Teldeschi Ranch
15% Dry Creek Valley Grenache, Teldeschi Ranch
7% Bennett Valley Syrah, Jemrose Vineyard
2% Russian River Valley Viognier, Atoosa’s Vineyard

pH: 3.82
T.A.: 6.2 g/L
Alcohol: 15.5%
Cases Produced: 159

Syrah from Dry Creek can often be a bit one-dimensional. To counteract this trend, we’ve found that judicious blending can greatly increase the complexity, much like blending Petite Sirah into our Dry Creek Zinfandel. For this vintage, 2% Viognier was cofermented with the Syrah to add interest to the nose. Additionally, after malolactic fermentation, we included 15% Grenache for mid-palate volume and fruit and 7% Bennett Valley Syrah for texture and focus. The wine was aged in all French oak, 30% new, and bottled unfined and unfiltered.

Dry Creek Valley Syrah

Tasting Note:

Opaque crimson-purple. Glass staining. An explosive nose of blackberry, creosote, narcissus, coffee-bean and vanilla. Sexiness just oozes out of the glass! On the palate, concentrated, thick, but with a wonderful sense of balance. More approachable at this point than the previous four vintages. Enjoy this delicious bad boy from release through 2020. (MRO – 09/25/11)

Suggested Retail: $36.50 - Sold Out
Release Date: November 2011