2012 Quivet Cellars Syrah, Whole Cluster, Kenefick Ranch Vineyard, Calistoga, Napa Valley

In 2012, a 100% whole cluster fermentation was the first thing that came to mind with our bountiful vintage.  The combination of up valley ripe Syrah fruit and old world stem inclusion made an explosive and dynamic wine.

2012 Quivet Cellars Syrah Whole Cluster Kenefick Ranch Vineyard, Calistoga, Napa Valley Slightly lighter in color due to the stem inclusion, aromas of kirsch, chai spice and cedar flow effortlessly into a mid palate framed by ample acidity and tannin.  The unique quality the stem inclusion brings to this wine and vineyard is astounding and exceeded my expectations on all fronts.

While obviously young at this stage, give this one some cellar time so the complex elements of the whole cluster fermentation can emerge and express themselves to the fullest.  Can easily cellar for 6-12 years.

100% Syrah
24 cases produced

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