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2014 Antle Syrah

2014 Antle Syrah

Heady, concentrated aromas of black currant, sandalwood, graphite, pipe tobacco, tar and vanilla inspire. Flavors of cocoa, plum and oak round out the experience with a long finish. This is a wine to be decanted and savored!

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SKU: 14antlesyrah
Wine Specs
Vintage
2014
Varietal
Syrah
Appellation
Chalone
Harvest Date
September 5, 2014
Aging
14 months
Fermentation
French oak barrels, 1 & 2 year old
Bottling Date
AUGUST 19, 2016
Alcohol %
14.4
Winemaker Notes
2014 was a warm growing season in which this Syrah flourished. We brought in 2.9 tons at harvest in early September. Ultimately, 6 barrels of this wine were racked and blended, and we chose not to use any new oak for this year. This is a big, bold style of Syrah while being relatively low in alcohol.
Vineyard Notes
The grapes for this wine were sourced from the Antle Vineyard (aka Pinnaclacitos Chalone), which was originally planted by Dick Graff in 1989. This historic vineyard is a pleasure to behold: it sits in a protected southwest-facing dell overlooking the southern Salinas Valley. Gnarly old vines are surrounded by the striking rock outcroppings of the Pinnacles area makes for a tremendous scene that reminds one of days gone by in California.
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