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2014 Wrath Syrah, San Saba Vineyard
Wine Specs
10 mo in French oak, 50% new
20% whole cluster fermentation
Residual Sugar
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Wine Spectator
Robert Parker

2014 Wrath Syrah, San Saba Vineyard

A rich, concentrated wine that displays blackberry, leather, peppercorns in a style that balances power with elegance.

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While the impenetrable color would suggest a wine of epic power, this Syrah is surprisingly elegant and graceful. The aromatics include blackberry, leather, graphite and peppercorns. The palate is rich, concentrated and structured thanks to the firm natural acidity and seamless tannins. As with its predecessors, the 2014 San Saba Syrah is a reflection of the gravelly soils, strong afternoon winds and cool ambient temperatures of our estate vineyard.

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Vineyard Notes
Our Estate San Saba Vineyard is set in a sheltered nook just below the Santa Lucia Highlands AVA. The estate consists of 72 acres of which 67.75 are planted to Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah and Falanghina. This is a cool site with little rainfall and one of the longest growing seasons in the world. Our soils, Arroyo Gravelly Loam and Hanford Gravely Sandy Loam, provide a low-vigor, well-draining, disease- and pest-free medium for our vines. They also impart a subtle mineral quality to our wines. To preserve our local ecosystem, we have worked with viticultural consultant Steve McIntyre to develop a sustainable farming program, certified by CCVT, tailored to our estate. In addition to protecting the local environment, we believe it allows us to produce wines that are more authentic and specific to our terroir.
Production Notes
equal parts clones 877, Noir, 174; 175 cases