Salaal Rhone Blend 2015
The Syrah base for that wine is a blend of 3 different clones grown on 2 distinctive soils. Our clones 99 and 877 grow on the Hollister section of our Edna Ranch vineyard. The soil is well drained and rockier, stressing the vines and resulting in more aromatic and concentrated wines. Our clone 174 grows on the Salaal vineyard, which has a richer and deeper soil, giving a balance wine with a long finish. The Grenache was grown on the Poletti and Salaal vineyard blocks and the Petite Syrah came from the Poletti section as well. The Syrah, Grenache and Petite Sirah grapes for this wine were fermented separately in stainless steel tanks then blended and aged for 19 months in French and American oak barrels.
This deeply dark purplish wine has aromas of eucalyptus, cured meats, grounded nutmeg, blackberry pie filling, vanilla, molasses and a hint of smokiness. Enticing flavors of juicy pomegranate, violet, confectionary notes of graham cracker and campfire on the finish. This wine is smooth from beginning to end and has integrated tannin that lingers on the finish.
18% Petite Sirah
Aged for 19 months in a combination of French and American oak barrels with approximately 10% of them being new