2016 Estate Syrah
The Annadel Gap Vineyard is a special place. Located between Mt. Hood and the Sonoma Mountains, our site is characterized by thick morning fog and strong afternoon winds. Alluvial, glacial, and sedimentary influences create a wide array of soil types. The fruit was hand harvested at night. Clones were kept separate, hand sorted and fermented individually. 25%-50% whole cluster, co-fermented with 3-7% Roussanne, 5-6 days of cold soak, punch downs 1-3 times daily, 14 days on skins & basket pressed. Gravity fed into French oak (62% new). Aged 16 months on lees, gently fined and bottled unfiltered.
Plum, boysenberry, and fig; forest, floor, truffles, porcinis and redwood; dark chocolate, black and white pepper, smoked brisket and floral uplifting notes of lavender and lilac.
Fine chalky tannins that are robust yet supple, warm and richly textured. Dried blackberry, blue and purple forest berry fruited; lardons, prosciutto; cinnamon, licorice, star anise, coffee.