||October 23, 2006
||New French Oak
||January 19, 2009
Aromas of white pepper, chocolate, spice, violets, and ripe berries. On the palate, wild berries, pomegranate, and a dusting of tobacco. Smooth, opulent tannins with a lovely finish.
The 2006 growing season was punctuated by extreme
weather: flooding during the dormant season did little
to sleeping vines, but made national news; a recordsetting
heat wave in mid-summer was nerve-wracking
but ultimately caused little damage to crops, which
were a bit behind in ripening - it may even have helped
the vines “catch up.” Seasonal weather returned in
August, allowing for some concentrated ripening time
through to October.
Download the 2006 Syrah datasheet