2010 Estate Syrah
Remarkable aromas and flavors of dried cherries, fresh tobacco and spicy leather – embrace subtle mineral notes. This wine offers refined tannins with a smoky, smooth mouth feel.
Grafted: Spring 2006
Harvested: October 18, 2008 at 23.0 brix
Fermented: In bins using the time honored tradition of hand punch downs.
Aged: French and American oak barrels for 19 months
Blend: 96% Syrah, 3% Merlot,
Bottled: May 8, 2010
Released: October 11, 2010
Cases produced: 98 cases
Suggested Retail Price: $23.00
In 2006 Smith Vineyard purchased Syrah cuttings from U.C. Davis and budded one acre of Cabernet Sauvignon over to Syrah. This was 26 year old root stock, with a 99% take. We had growth within weeks of the grafting and harvested fruit in 2007