Terlato Block 9 Syrah
Block 9 is a section of the Dry Creek Valley Estate vineyard near the confluence of the Dry Creek and Russian Rivers. The poor soil and lack of water contribute to vines which produce intense fruit with a lot of complexity. The climate is warm during the day and cool in the evening. It is this type of weather pattern that produces great Syrah.
Tasting Notes: Black cherry and white pepper with layers of savory spice. Full bodied and mouth filling with rich black fruit flavors and a long, lingering finish.
Fermentation & Aging: Fermented in open top fermenters, punched down three times daily, 16 days average on skins. Aged in French oak barrels, 20% new.