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2015

SONOMA COUNTY

Hidden Terrace Vineyard, Syrah

The Hidden Terrace Vineyard is a well-kept secret sequestered on a steep south-facing slope at the edge of our Mountain Estate, high above the Sonoma Valley floor. Farmed entirely by hand due to the severe incline, this small vineyard is composed of rare tufa (volcanic chalk) soil that produces Syrah of intense concentrarion and varietal distinction. Extremely low yields limit the availability of this wine.

Tasting Notes

An all-time favorite of our winemaking team, this vintage of Syrah is pure Hidden Terrace terroir. Expressive aromas of raspberry liqueur, bay laurel and cracked white pepper jump from the glass. On the palate, intense flavors of ripe plum, candied violet and baking spice burst with remarkable freshness; firm tannin and mouthwatering minerality add length to the finish. This wine continues to unfold layers of complexity and intrigue with time in the glass, also hinting of good things in store for any patient enough to cellar.

Production Notes

  • 100% Syrah
  • De-stemmed, double sorted
  • Whole-berry fermented in small, open-top fermenters
  • Aged 21 months in French Oak barrels (35% new)
  • Bottled unfined and filtered

Alcohol by Volume: 14.9%
Bottle Date: July 2017
Cases Produced: 136

Vintages Produced

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