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Sonoma Mountain Syrah 2007

VINEYARD

Appellation: Sonoma Mountain
Yield: 2.8 tons per acre average
Vines: 13 years average, irrigated

PRODUCTION
132 cases of 750 ml

HARVEST
Harvest date: October 2007
Harvest Brix: 27

WINEMAKING
Hand harvested grapes — 100 % destemmed.
Fermented a Rousseau 2 tons French oak open top fermenter. Cap manually punched down twice a day
during fermentation. Aged in French and Hungarian oak. 5 days cold soak and 21 days total cuvaison average. Bottled unfined and unfiltered in February 2008. Released in March 2012.

WINEMAKERS TASTING NOTES AND COMMENTS
This wine is made from mature hillside vines, and shows layered floral and ripe fruit aromas focused on blackberries and damson plums. Its rich palate shows multiple layers of dark fruit with plum,berries and fig intermingled with mocha, slate and hints of dried meat. The wine has a full and smooth palate that displays a linearity and purity of fruit that expresses its mountain fruit sourcing. The finish lingers with fruit freshness and acidity,balanced by soft, graphite-laced tannins. The wine will gain in depth and complexity if decanted at room
temperature for 2 or 3 hours before serving.