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Judge Vineyard Syrah 2016

Judge Family Vineyard is a single vineyard syrah wine from Bennett Valley. The vineyard is meticulously cared for, with its owner/farmers living on the property. It is one of our coolest Syrah sites, harvested each year in October. This allows us ample hang time but at lower sugars since the peak growing season is towards the end of summer and going into fall. The vineyard lies in the northwestern most portion of Bennet Valley and it is not uncommon for the fog to not recede until late in the morning. The land is a series of undulating swales comprised of gravely loam and quite a bit of decent-sized rocks. This wine is an iron fist in a velvet glove. There is plenty of fruit concentration but also considerable tannin to give it structure.


Judge Vineyard Syrah 2016

Description

Description

Origin Grapes

Syrah (100%)

Soil Vineyard & Terroir

Bennett Valley, undulating swales comprised of gravely loam and quite a bit of decent-sized rocks

Vinification Vinification

22 months in 38% new French oak barrels

 Production

14.8% ABV • 216 cases

Best Drank By  Drink By

to be enjoyed now til 10-15 years

Palate Aroma & Palate

Lavender, Cinnamon, Mexican Mole Chocolate, Silky, Dark Berry Fruits

Food Pairing Food Pairing

Beef Bourguignon, Braised Lamb Shank

 

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