2001 Valley of the Moon
Sonoma County Syrah

Sonoma County Syrah

Wine Description
COMPLEX BLUEBERRY AND BING CHERRY FRUIT FLAVORS BLEND WITH A TOUCH OF VANILLA AND LICORICE. THE RICH, SMOOTH TEXTURE OF THIS WINE IS WELL BALANCED TO THE LUSCIOUS FRUIT FLAVORS.

WINEMAKER NOTES

The fruit for this Syrah primarily comes from three notable vineyards; the Preston Ranch on the western slopes of the Russian River Valley, the Schaefer Vineyard and our Palo Alto estate vineyard both located in the Sonoma Valley. The Schaefer and Palo Alto Vineyards are known for producing fruit with intense body and complex character, while the fruit sourced from the Preston Ranch brings supple, fruity characteristics to the wine allowing our winemaker to create this well-balanced blend.

This wine was fermented in stainless steel tanks; subsequently, 60% of the wine was aged for twenty-four months in French oak barrels, and 40% in American oak barrels.

FOOD RECOMMENDATIONS

The elegant and full-bodied flavors of this wine make it an ideal accompaniment to game, lamb, beef, and pork dishes.

COMPOSITION: 88% Syrah,
12% Petite Sirah

AGING: Twenty-four months in French and American oak barrels.

ACID/PH: 6.60g/L / 3.72pH

ALCOHOL: 14.5%

PRODUCTION: 4464 cases

BOTTLED: March 2004
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