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2011 Syrah

60.00/ bottle
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A wine with dark purple hues and intense aromas that tickle your senses with hints of dark fruits, smoked meats, pepper, vanilla and mushrooms. The palate is complex and full-bodied, yet balanced with dark fruits, bright acids and chalky tannins. The structure of the wine carries the spice, earth, pepper and vanilla deep into the lengthy finish coating your palate and leaving you wanting another sip.

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VINTAGE

The 2011 growing season proved to be a challenge for many California winegrowers. There was plenty of cool weather that slowed ripening. April frosts damaged a lot of crops, while winds shrank yields during flowering and fruit set. After the winds, cool temperatures remained constant throughout the summer. The result was low crop yields, and harvest approximately three weeks later than normal, Rain in October caused some delays, bringing hot, humid conditions, which helped to further ripen the grapes. Overall, the long hang time and low yields produced wines with great richness and concentration.

VINEYARD

Camp 4 Vineyard is situated on the eastern most edge of the Santa Ynez Valley and serves as the gateway into Happy Canyon. The vineyard is home to 19 varietals focusing on Rhone and Bordeaux, providing an ideal microclimate with a long growing season and maximum flavor development. The sandy-loam soil aids in producing high quality wine grapes. We pride our vineyard on the perfect balance of quality and quantity and the focus on sustainable farming.

FOOD PAIRINGS

This Syrah vintage is a powerhouse of dark fruits and spices, specifically black pepper, and has just enough acidity and tannin to make it capable of pairing with some of the heartier dishes. A few mouthwatering options would be a Syrah-braised lamb shoulder, Paprika roasted leg of lamb, or if you’re feeling adventurous, carnitas.

Appellation
Santa Ynez Valley
Vineyard
Camp 4 Vineyard
Harvest Brix
26.0%
Composition
100% Syrah
Maturation
40% New French Oak
Alcohol
15.0
pH
3.78
Bottling Date
4.5.13
Cases Produced
325
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