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W. Sullivan Syrah

W. Sullivan Syrah 2016 dry, full body, oak

Grape: Syrah

 

$32.00 per Bottle
 

Description

 

This limited release, single varietal Syrah is dedicated to our winemaker’s father, William Sullivan, to honor his stewardship to our farm. Freshly cracked black peppercorn was the predominant note during crush and it has continued to entice us as the wine has developed more complexity, adding excitement to the silky dark berry flavours. toffee and leather notes, roasted meat and hint of savory herbs. This is truly a favorite for learned red wine drinkers and our winemaker. Pair: Lamb, beef, cured meats, smoky bleu cheese, Camembert. 91 Points

Tasting Notes

Ruby black color. Complex, interesting aromas and flavors of fresh cracked black pepper, dried fruits and figs in a cedar crate, pomegranate vinaigrette and cajeta, and meats and tobacco dehydrating in a brick oven with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, layered, long honeyed craisins, chocolate custard and nuts, candied oranges, and peppery spice finish with fine, dusty tannins and light oak. A tantalizingly savory, spicy, meaty and complex syrah to compliment an adventurous meal.

Production Notes

2.25 tons, 11 hL, D254 yeast, open top fermentation, extended maceration, pressed 10/23/16, barrel aged French oak 13 months

Pairings

Lamb, beef, cured meats, smoky bleu cheese, Camembert.

Ratings

New York International Wine Competition 91 points, Beverage Testing Institute 89 points

Awards

Indy International Wine Competition Gold, New York International Wine Competition - 91 points, World Wine Competition - Silver, International Women's Wine Competition - Silver
Vintage 2016
Wine Style Bold Red Wine
Varietal Syrah
Harvest Date 10/02/2016
Sugar 25 Brix
Acid 7.2
PH 3.5
Barrel Aging 13 months
Ageability 10 years
Bottling Date 3/15/2018
Alcohol % 13.8
Size 750 ml