2015 Rodney's Vineyard Syrah

Type
Fess Parker Winery

2015 Rodney's Vineyard Syrah

Appellation
Santa Barbara County

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$54.00
 
SKU: SY15RV6P
Wine Enthusiast
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Wine Advocate
90

Description

"...opens in the glass with a brooding bouquet of smoked meats, warm spices, ripe berry fruit and cocoa. On the palate, it's full-bodied, rich and chewy, carrying a hefty payload of tannin and extract, but with sufficient acidity and intensity of flavor that I wouldn't bet against it coming around with some time in the cellar." ~ Wine Advocate

Our estate vineyard, named in honor of Fess' late son-in-law, was planted in 1989 to predominantly traditional Rhone style varietals. The warm days and cool nighttime temperatures at this vineyard allow for a long growing season and, consequently, great maturity and flavor development in our grapes. 

This Syrah is a rich, complex, full-bodied wine exhibiting layers of berry, cherry, cassis, clove, spice, earth, toast and smoke flavors. Enjoyable upon release, this wine will reward those with the patience to cellar it for 8-10 years. Enjoy! 

Tasting Notes
COLOR: opaque ruby AROMAS: blueberry, black cherry, smoke, tar, dried tobacco, blackberry liqueur, lavender, baking spices FLAVORS: blueberry, blackberry, dark chocolate, clove, earth, dried herbs, vanilla, smoked meat
Barrel Aging
Aged 21 months in 100% French oak, of which 40% is new
Cooperage
Francois Freres, Meyrieux, Ermitage
Vineyard Source
100% Rodney's Vineyard (Blocks F3 & I) located on the Fess Parker home ranch in the Santa Ynez Valley

Wine Specs

Composition
100% Syrah
Alcohol %
14.8
Acid
0.582 g/100mL
pH
3.86
Appellation
Santa Barbara County
Harvest Brix
25.1-25.8
Harvest Date
9/17-9/22/15
Production
493 cases
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