2011 Small Lot Syrenity
This blend has wonderful aromas and flavors of blackberry, roasted coffee, ripe strawberry, toasted spice, with big, yet balanced, tannins and a long, smooth finish bursting with fruit flavors.
The Counoise was harvested from our Marina vineyard. The majority of the Syrah came from our Hayes vineyard in the Livermore Valley and the small balance from our Arroyo Seco block. These grapes were ultra-farmed, handpicked into half-ton bins, and hand sorted in order to ensure premium quality.
After being handpicked, the Syrah was fermented in stainless steel tanks and pumped over twice daily. The Counoise was fermented in small open top fermenters and hand punched down twice daily.
The Counoise was aged in neutral oak barrels and the Syrah was aged in French, Eastern European and American oak barrels for 13 months.