2018 Rodneys Syrah
Type
Fess Parker Winery

2018 Rodneys Syrah

Appellation
Santa Barbara County
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Description

"Gamy aromas of lamb and charcuterie are spiced by pepper and pair with smoked and roasted figs on the nose of this bottling, which also offers a salty iodine element. There’s a smoked seaweed flavor on the sip, which contributes a savory streak to the roasted blackplum and rich coffee components" ~ Wine Enthusiast

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 10 years or more. 

Our single vineyard and small lot releases enable us to deliver some of our finest expressions of Syrah by concentrating on specific vineyards, clonal selections or techniques. Our estate vineyard, named in memory of Fess' late son-in-law, was planted in 1989 to predominantly Rhone varietal types. The wines from this vineyard have consistently been some of the most expressive and highly acclaimed in our portfolio. 

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 50% is new
Cooperage
Francois Freres, Sirugue, Ermitage, Fouailly
Vineyard Source
100% Rodney's Vineyard (Blocks F1, F3, J1, I) located on the Fess Parker home ranch in the Santa Ynez Valley

Wine Specs

Composition
96% Syrah, 4% Viognier
Alcohol %
14.1
Acid
0.530 g/100mL
pH
3.77
Appellation
Santa Barbara County
Harvest Brix
21.7-25.2
Harvest Date
10/9-10/24/18
Production
689 cases