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2017 Syrah, Monarch Mine 750 ml   

Bottled exclusively for our wine club members!

Vineyard Notes:  Sitting at approximately 2700 ft above sea level, overlooking the confluence of the North & Middle Forks of the American River in Placer County, this vineyard experiences a dramatic diurnal temperature swing -- with hot, sun-drenched days giving way to crisp clear nights on a regular basis. This encourages the fruit to full ripeness while still preserving a beautiful natural acidity that shines through in the finished wine. The soils are iron-rich mud overlaying bedrock strata of slate & shale, ensuring a mineral-rich source of nutrients for the vines.

Cellar Notes:  Partial whole cluster fermentation, this wine sat on the skins for approximately two weeks with thrice a day punchdowns.  Pressed to neutral oak barrels for elevage.

Tasting Notes:  As is typical for this Syrah, this wine is more earthy than fruity. There is some blueberry there, with leather & tobacco leading the way.  It has fine tannins & a smooth, deep finish.

Rating:

Member Only

Vintage:

2017

Appellation:

Placer County

Vineyards:

Monarch Mine Vineyard

Cases Produced:

21

Release Date:

11/29/2018

Alcohol:

15.3%