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Obsidian Vineyard Syrah 2015 – $105

This is the first vintage of Obsidian Vineyard Syrah under our new ownership and management of the vineyard as our estate property, and it is a showstopper of a wine. With increased focus on the highest-quality vineyard practices, the wine is showing even more exciting qualities than ever before: the hedonism of the 2013 vintage with the refinement of the 2014 vintage.

The overarching theme of 2015 was low fruit-set, bringing yields down across most of our vineyards. At Obsidian, where yields are already low, they were especially low – roughly one ton per acre. This translated into a very intensely flavored and concentrated Obsidian Syrah, with its trademark notes of chocolate ganache, black currants, fig, and graphite and an expansive mouthfeel.


Obsidian Vineyard Syrah 2015 – $105

Description

Description

Origin Grape

100% Syrah

Soil Vineyard & Terroir

Our estate vineyard — the six-acre Obsidian Vineyard in the Knights Valley AVA — has an incredibly complex soil structure. It takes its name from a layer of volcanic obsidian rock that was discovered when we drilled for water.

Vinification Vinification

For this vintage of the Obsidian Vineyard Syrah, we used native yeast/native ML fermentation (with 20% whole-cluster in 2014), and 22 months of élevage in 40% new oak.

 Production

14.8% ABV • 449 cases

Best Drank By Drink By

6 to 20 years

Palate Aroma & Palate

Chocolate ganache, black currants, fig, graphite, and an expansive mouthfeel.

Food Pairing Food Pairing

Bone-in Rib Eye, Venison, BBQ Pork
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