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2011 Stagecoach Vineyard Syrah

Red-black in color with intense aromas of blueberry, boysenberry and black pepper with background notes of forest floor and mushroom. The palate is lush yet delicate, with a beautiful arc that builds with blueberry and raspberry, followed by charred meat on the finish. There is a long finish with flavors returning, enticing you to take another sip. Cellar for at least 5 years after release. Winery Exclusive.



These grapes are from French clone 877 grown in the Stagecoach Vineyards in the eastern hills above Napa Valley. The vineyard is on a rocky, red, steep slope that faces southwest for maximum sun exposure. The Syrah was picked October 26 at 25.0 Brix. The fruit was hand sorted and underwent a two-day cold soak before being inoculated with a Côte Rôtie (Rhône) yeast strain. A portion of the fruit was fermented whole cluster, and some was left on the skins for extended maceration. The wine underwent malolactic fermentation and was aged for 19 months in barrel before bottling May 2013. The wine rested in our cellars until its release in January 2014.

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Vintage 2011
Varietal Syrah
Appellation Atlas Peak
Acid 5.3 g/L
PH 4.05
Aging 19 months in oak barrels
Alcohol % 14.4
Size 750 ml