An extraordinary perfume of
vibrant violets, camphor and earth entice the nose.
A structured palate, bursting
with juicy black plum, sweet tobacco and leather. Full bodied with great richness, the mid‐
palate gives way to chewy, meaty tannins that linger to create a heady, long finish.
2011 began with a rainy winter and spring across Sonoma and Napa
Counties. Summer was cooler than average but as harvest approached temperatures rose.
Our syrah ripened fully and evenly, allowing sugars and acid to develop in balance. The
wines from 2011 are bright, expressive and faceted.
Unfined and unfiltered; bottled April 2013.
Fermented in small, open‐top stainless steel fermentors with indigenous yeasts
5‐day cold soak, 22 days total maceration
Direct to press; 6% whole cluster
Spontaneous malolactic fermentation in barrels
Aged 15 months in Francois Frères and Damy French oak barrels; 57% new.
Violet ruby in hue, the Kick Ranch Syrah is boldly seductive.