2008 Shorthorn Canyon Syrah
This Syrah has aromas of black cherry, cranberry and vanilla. With mouth filling flavors of black cherry, earth and smoke, this wine displays medium tannins and a smooth, spicy finish.
In 1918, Ernest and Herman Wente began raising Shorthorn cattle in the southern hills and ridge lands bordering the Livermore Valley. This ranching endeavor helped Wente Vineyards survive Prohibition and the Depression years. Years later, the hills and canyons were selected for vineyard sites. Slopes and soils were identified as ideal for growing outstanding Syrah. Shorthorn Canyon Syrah is the Wente family’s tribute to 125 years of winemaking and ranching in the Livermore Valley.
Fermented in stainless steel tank and pumped over twice daily.
Aged for 16 months in a combination of American, French, Eastern European, and neutral oak.