2011 Quivet Cellars Syrah, Kenefick Ranch Vineyard, Calistoga, Napa Valley

2011 marked our second crop to come out of this young vine - clone 7 Syrah vineyard. Yields were up slightly, hovering at two ton per acre due to the stress the Pacific Palisades volcanic soils puts on these vines. 2011 Quivet Cellars Syrah Kenefick Ranch Vineyard, Calistoga, Napa Valley

Inky purple in the glass, this knock out syrah has scents of wild violets, mulled huckleberries, and acacia flowers are followed by a rush of dark fruit and plush tannin. Dramatically different with more richness and concentration than our Las Madres Syrah, this wine loads up with ripe black fruits, smoked earth, minerals and a background of meatiness that comes thru with time in the glass. Medium to full bodied, yet also beautifully textured, look for a slight nod toward elegance compared to the 2010 version.

What's great about this wine is its ability to marry power and grace while remaining true to the varietal and terroir. Enjoy this wine in its youth with a short decant or hold for 5-7 years.

100% Syrah
46 cases produced

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