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Syrah 2014
Anna's Estate Vineyard
 
90 points, Vinous
$40.00
$480.00
 Case of 12

This deep, dark brooding inky purple Syrah has earthy tones with violets, bacon, fennel and graphite. Deep blue fruits of plum and blueberry compote with Christmas spice and roast beets. Drink through 2020 

90 points, Vinous (September 2016)
"Inky ruby. Fresh black and blue fruits, olive and a hint of smokiness on the perfumed nose. Chewy and densely packed, offering appealingly sweet cassis and blackberry flavors sharpened by a jolt of juicy acidity. The smoky quality repeats on a very long, gently tannic finish that leaves a suggestion of dark berry liqueur behind."

Tasting Notes

This deep, dark brooding inky purple Syrah has earthy tones with violets, bacon, fennel and graphite. Deep blue fruits of plum and blueberry compote with Christmas spice and roast beets. Drink through 2020

Professional Reviews

90

Food Pairings

BBQ slow cooked ribs, slow roasted chicken thighs.

Vineyard Notes

A dedicated collection of Rhône grape varieties, Anna’s mountainous 48 acres are divided between six red varieties, planted between 2001 and 2004 along a steep south facing ridge, and 4 lower elevation white varieties planted in 2007. Red varieties benefit from ideal sun exposure and exhibit the nuanced flavors of their elevated mountain site in Paso Robles' Adelaida District. At between 1,595 and 1,935 feet in elevation, the red varieties lie on an extreme 30 degree slope rooted in devigorating calcareous shale sub soils. At 14 miles from the Pacific Ocean, the afternoon marine air flow accentuates a dramatic 40-50 degree diurnal temperature cool down. The white varieties lie at the lowest point of the vineyard, 1,595 feet, which promotes a pooling of the cool air. All vines, on drip, are planted on lime tolerant rootstock using a vertical shoot training system. Vine spacing is 4 feet between vines and 10 feet between rows, 1,089 vines/acre. Yields are maintained at 2 tons/acre. Vines are ENTAV certified, the 15 acres of Syrah being a diverse selection, divided into 5 vineyard blocks.

Vintage Notes

2014 continued the ongoing drought conditions with a historically early bud break, and a mid summer cool-down in August extended the fruit hang-time. Fermented in stainless open top tanks, 

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