TASTING NOTES This wine is stunning. Aromas of rose petal, orange blossom, dried currant and fig jam waft from the glass. On the palate, layers of fruit abound: ripe strawberry, bing cherry and hints of rich blackberry. Big chalky tannins are offset with a velvety mouthfeel. The balanced and bright acidity keep you coming back for more. Syrah is one of my favorite food pairing wines and this vintage is no exception. Try with pork tenderloin and roasted fig chutney. 596 cases made
VINEYARD NOTES 2014 was another dream harvest. It was a dry, warm growing season with a smaller crop size. The harvest was a little earlier than usual.
WINEMAKER NOTES The Morningsong Vineyard Syrah was harvested first thing in the morning by hand. The grapes were sorted both in the vineyard and in the winery before being destemmed and left whole berry and put into an open top tank. The grapes were cold soaked for 3 days to extract the maximum amount of flavor, then inoculated and fermented on the skins for 15 days. After being gently pressed off the skins, the wine was moved to 25% new French oak and the remainder used oak barrels where it completed malolactic and was racked once in the 18 months before being bottled.