2010 Syrah "Alder Springs Vineyard - Spirit Rock"

Mendocino County

Tasting Notes

Inky purple in color, aromas of exotic wild blueberry, fennel, and forest floor develop into white pepper, sandalwood, and violets.  The palate starts with a tight beam of mulberry compote, then expands into brambly blackberry and soft tannin supported by fresh minerality.  Enjoy and revisit to experience the wine’s evolution.  The good acidity guarantees the benefits of at least 15 years of cellaring.

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Harvested:  October 21, 2010

Composition:  96% Syrah, 4% Viognier

Alcohol:  14.0%

Bottling Date:  June 2012

Release Date:  August 2013

Production:  111 cases