2015 Backbone Syrah
Best of Class, Gold - 2019 Central Coast Wine Competition
Double Gold - 2019 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
92 points - 2018 American Wine Society Commercial Wine Competition
90 points - Wine Enthuiast Magazine
Savory aromas of smoked paprika, vanilla root beer and cloved tobacco accent ripe but restrained notes of caramelized plum and dark cherry. The focused palate is layered and concentrated, striking a balance between muscular tannin and a finely edged acidity. Deep mineral complexities frame fruity flavors of spiced blueberry, baked boysenberry, grilled red pepper and traces of Early Grey tea for the grand finale.
Picked throughout September and October, the grapes were fermented into 5-ton open top fermenters and pumped over multiple times per day to achieve maximum extraction. Aged for 22 months in French oak and American oak.
Double Gold - 2019 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, 92 points - 2018 American Wine Society Commercial Wine Competition, 90 points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine, Best of Class, Gold - 2019 Central Coast Wine Competition
Pours vivid crimson with aromas of fresh blackberry, dark cherry, savory jerky and smoked paprika. Full and layered, the palate boasts flavors of dried boysenberry and Acai puree that weave through essences of rose hips tea and sweet tobacco leaf. Subtle tannin, bright acidity and graphite-like minerality provide the backbone for a structured finish accented by expressions of white mocha, black peppercorn and olive tapenade.
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