Syrah has been known to produce outstanding wines in cool regions like Northern RhÃ´ne, and we have found it to thrive in the sandy loam soils and Pacific-influenced weather of our Green Valley terroir.
This bottling, our second 100% from the Syrah variety, displays the classic notes found in the best cool-climate bottlings: white pepper, cassis, violets, vanilla bean and roasted meats. The palate is fleshy and the soft, plush tannins, supple but firm, are perfectly integrated with the elegant oak, promising a long life. I would recommend serving it at cellar temperature, between 58-60Â° F.
Don Miguel Vineyard
The grapes were harvested October 11 - 17, hand sorted, destemmed and fermented in small stainless steel tanks. The wine was aged in premium French oak barrels, 40% new, coopered by Remond from the forest of Bertranges. It was bottled, unfined and unfiltered, in August 2014.