2009 Small Lot Syrenity
This blend has wonderful aromas and flavors of blackberry, ripe cherry, toasted spice and hints of caramel, with big, yet balanced, tannins and a long, smooth finish.
The Counoise was harvested from our Marina vineyard, and the Syrah from our Marina and Hayes vineyards in the Livermore Valley. These grapes were ultra-farmed, handpicked into half-ton bins, and hand sorted in order to ensure premium quality. The grapes were gently crushed into stainless steel tanks and pumped over twice daily in order to maximize color and tannin extraction until primary fermentation was completed prior to moving into barrel.
After being handpicked, the Counoise and Syrah were fermented separately in stainless steel tanks and pumped over twice daily.
The Counoise was aged in neutral oak and the Syrah was aged in French, Eastern European and American oak for 13 months.