Grand Valley AVA

Our winemaking philosophy of concentrating the varietal characteristics and producing wines of distinction is embodied in our 2003 Syrah. Dark ruby in color, this Syrah is a complex, bold red wine made in an inky, jammy style. Flavors revolve around ripe blackberry and cherry with a spicy, nutty aroma that is very characteristic of the varietal.

The wine was aged in American oak barrels for 12 months, keeping the wood nuances integrated and balanced. A lingering caramel, honeyed finish is laced with tones of coffee and earth. This is a full-bodied wine with medium tannins, and the mouth feel is lush, rich and concentrated.


harvest
September 2003

Aging
12 months

storage
French oak barrels
bottling
August 2005

quantity
1298 cases

statistics
15% Alc, pH 3.75
TA 5.99 g/l