2015 Rodney's Vineyard Syrah

Type
Fess Parker Winery

2015 Rodney's Vineyard Syrah

Appellation
Santa Barbara County

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SKU: SY15RV6P
Wine Enthusiast
92
Jeb Dunnuck
92
Vinous
94
Wine Advocate
90

Description

"...dense, powerful and super-concentrated. Even so, all the elements are in the right place. Blackberry jam, chocolate, new leather, menthol, licorice and cloves meld together in this bold, flamboyant Syrah. The 2015 is not especially subtle, but it has a lot to offer." ~ Antonio Galloni's Vinous

"Rich black fruit meets with a touch of roasted lamb and rosemary on the classic nose of this Syrah, which was planted in 1989 as a memorial for Fess Parker's late son-in-law. The gamy qualities are much stronger on the sip, with charred lamb and more savory herbs, yet the backdrop is all boysenberry." ~ Wine Enthusiast

"...Slightly more firm, tight and serious, with notes of blackberries, black olives, crushed rocks, and bacon fat, this beauty has terrific purity of fruit, notable tannin, and a clean, balanced finish...it has a decade of prime drinking ahead of it." ~ Jeb Dunnuck

"...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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