A full bodied red with aromatics of dark fruits – highlighting blackberries and boysenberry. On the palate, the dark berries give way to a “bacon-spice concoction”. Dried leather makes an appearance, as do dates, dried figs, cinnamon and clove and peppercorn. This mélange closes with a finish of blueberry, blackberry and peppercorns. The texture/mouthfeel of this wine is lifted, similar to a northern Rhône/Cote Rôtie provenance.
Varietals: 100% Syrah Alban Clone
Vineyard: Domaine Artefact Rattlesnake and Roadrunner block
Harvest: 18, 20 and 27 of October 2017
Harvest Brix: 24.4 to 25.4
Winemaking: All Syrah fruit was destemmed and fermented in open top containers. Left to macerate on skins for 28 days, pressed and racked to 228-liter French oak barrels. 40% new French oak was employed and 60% neutral French oak; aged for 19 months.
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