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2016 Westwood Syrah, Annadel Gap, Sonoma Valley

2016 Westwood Syrah, Annadel Gap, Sonoma Valley

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SKU: RE:16SYR

With gorgeous notes of blackberries, freeze-dried blueberries, smoked meat, and a core of cherry liqueur. As it continues to open, a juicy wash of salted violets, black pepper, and blueberry cedar linger for a long and complex finish.

95 Points - Tasting Panel

Blackberries paint brushstrokes of violet on the plush nose and palate. Grainy, powdered tannins add more textural layers as chocolate fudge cake meets a core of cherry liqueur. As the wine continues to open, it sends out a juicy wash of salted violets, black pepper, blueberry, and cedar.

91 points - The Wine Advocate

Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Syrah Annadel Gap Vineyard has evocative scents of warm black plums, wild blueberries, Sichuan pepper, smoked meats and violets. Full-bodied and packed with rich, ripe black fruit flavors, it has a firm backbone of rounded tannins and just enough freshness, culminating in a long peppery finish.

5 Stars - Restaurant Wine

Outstanding Syrah in a rich, complex style. It is full bodied, supple in texture, and intensely flavored (blackberry, black licorice, cedar, pepper, violet, cassis, toasty oak), with good balance and a very long finish. Lightly tannic, warrants aging. Great Value.” 

Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Syrah
Appellation
Sonoma Valley
Sugar
22.3 Brix at Harvest
Acid
4.97 g/L
pH
pH 3.81
Cases Produced
263 Cases
Alcohol %
14.5
Robert Parker
91
Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
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.
Production Notes
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 the skins and basket pressed. Gravity fed into French oak (62% new). Aged 16 months on lees, gently fined and bottled unfiltered.