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.

September 2003

12 months

French oak barrels
August 2005

1298 cases

15% Alc, pH 3.75
TA 5.99 g/l