The aromatics are classic with a melange of blackberry, raspberry coulis, black olive, underbrush, white peppercorn, bacon fat and tobacco.
The palate is rich with powerful flavors, but not overripe, and concludes in a beautifully structured finish with soft tannins that add length and complexity.
This is our 6th vintage of Phoenix Ranch Syrah, and the wine just keeps improving. We have dialed in our picking and have begun including a few stems to add complexity, resulting in a Syrah to delight hedonists, yet also please lovers of aromatic, cooler climate Syrah. Farmed biodynamically. This vintage has been allocated.
Bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Clones: Syrah Noir and Estrella River, planted in tufa in the early 1990’s. 20% whole cluster for added complexity.