2012 Mt. Veeder Syrah

Vineyard: Grapes sourced from Yates Family Vineyard, Mt. Veeder  Farming: Irrigated vines; VSP; primary volcanic soil
Harvest Dates: October 17, 2012; 24.5 brix 
Fermentation: Barrel fermented in new French Oak; Inoculated with Rythem yeast blend; 3-4 week fermentation; Inoculate for malo-lactic fermentation (CH 35)
Barrels: New White Burgundy Traditional Barrels
Barrel Time: 24 Months
Blend: 100% Syrah from Yates Family Vineyard
Alcohol: 14% by Vol.
Production: 46 cases
Wine Label: Kathy Dennett
Tasting Notes: Enticing aromas of wild berry, raspberry and fuzzy apricots, with a sprinkling of fresh nutmeg, lead to a richly-concentrated, young wine. Complex flavors unfold — blueberry, cherry, sweet apple smoked bacon, vanilla and white pepper with a twist of leathery licorice. A very tasty and fun-to-drink wine!
 

$40/bottle and $432/case. Two cases left!

2013 Mt. Veeder Syrah

Vineyard: Grapes sourced from Yates Family Vineyard, Mt. Veeder  Farming: Irrigated vines; VSP; primary volcanic soil
Harvest Dates: September 25-29, 2013; 24.5 brix 
Fermentation: Barrel fermented in new French Oak; Inoculated with Melody yeast blend; 18 day fermentation; Inoculate for malo-lactic fermentation (CH 35)
Barrels: New White Burgundy Traditional Barrels
Barrel Time: 30 Months
Blend: 100% Syrah from Yates Family Vineyard
Alcohol: 15% by Vol.
Production: 72 cases
Wine Label: Rousseau’s Rabbit, oil on canvas by Kathy Dennett
Tasting Notes: The enticing Rhone aromas of wild berries and earthy, spicy roots, dark juicy pomegranates with a sprinkling of fresh nutmeg and cloves, lead to a richly concentrated young wine. Complex flavors with slightly softer tannins unfold as blueberry, cherry, sweet apple smoked bacon, vanilla and white pepper with a twist of leathery licorice. This wine would be delicious with game, beef, lamb or pizza!
 

$40/bottle and $432/case