2018 Syrah, Estate
GRAPE BLEND & SOURCE
Sunstone Estate Vineyard
17 Months in 28% new American oak
Aromas of boysenberries, blueberries, and Bourbon-soaked cherries, with dusty floral notes and hints of almonds, lavender, and chamomile tea. Full bodied with focused acidity and chalky tannins, the palate features notes of cranberries, cherries, cinnamon, cloves, anise and coffee.
Our Estate Syrah is hand harvested each year and used exclusively for this small production wine. Each vintage, we notice the Bing cherry, coffee, anise, and black pepper notes from the fruit to wine process which is also enhanced by the yeast, and oak tannin throughout the winemaking process. Our Rhone yeast additions during the fermentation adds a lot the floral notes to pull together all the lovely layered characters this wine produces each year. Our 2018 Syrah Estate was aged in 28% new American Oak to offer the bourbon- vanilla- cedar note to the wine.
Try the 2018 Syrah with spicy or heavily seasoned meats or hearty dishes such as a rich beef casserole or barbecued meats (beef, ribs, lamb, pork). For non-meat options, go for grilled eggplant or veggie burgers with ketchup.
The 2018 Estate Syrah can be enjoyed now and for up to an additional 6 years if stored in proper conditions.