This Arroyo Seco Syrah has a wonderful deep, dark color and aromas of chocolate, coffee bean, black licorice and toasted oak. Flavors of blackberry, chocolate, and clove are complemented by medium acidity and smooth tannins that allow for a long finish and a nice fruit/oak balance.
Wine Color: Red
Varietals: 100% Syrah
Appellation: 100% Arroyo Seco, Monterey
Winemaker: Karl D. Wente
Alcohol: 14.9 %
Acid: 0.59 g/100ml
Residual Sugar: Dry
This Syrah comes from the cool growing region of Arroyo Seco. The long season allows the grapes to fully develop subtle flavors not usually found in this varietal in California.
The grapes for this wine were fermented in open-top fermentors, and punched down twice daily by hand. The grapes were then gently pressed leaving any bitter tannins behind.
This Syrah was aged for 15 months in oak barrels prior to bottling.