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2015 Smith Wooton Syrah , Calaveras County

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 The Smith Wooton 2015 Syrah erupts with bright, intoxicating aromas of ripe strawberry and dark cherries the moment you open a bottle. Beautiful red fruits cascade throughout your whole experience and linger on the finish with hints of cocao nibs. This wine is a shining example of a fruit-forward style that beautifully balances very subtle pepper, spices and clean, focused acidity. This Syrah is all about freshness and ready to drink upon release and will continue to improve for many years in your cellar.

Vineyard Designation

Tanners Vineyard

Vineyard Notes

2015 SMITH WOOTON SYRAH is the product of a perfect appellation for Syrah grapes. The grapes come from Tanner Vineyard in Calaveras County, near Murphys. The vineyard lies on a rocky, south facing slope with great drainage and long sun exposure at an elevation of 2,000 ft. These conditions yield even ripening and flavorful, fully mature fruit. Growers, Dick and Ron Tanner and their families tend their vineyard and know each micro-climate intimately. Grown with Sustainable agricultural practices. Production is limited.

Production Notes

The grapes were crushed and fermented in small lots at cool temperatures. This method created a long fermentation which accentuated the fruit flavors and added complexity. To avoid extraction of harsh tannins, no pumps were used until after the wine was pressed off the skins. Extended barrel aging gave the wine time to integrate all of its components and our 2015 SMITH WOOTON SYRAH is the luscious result.

Winemaker Notes

The Smith Wooton 2015 Syrah erupts with bright, intoxicating aromas of ripe strawberry and dark cherries the moment you open a bottle. Beautiful red fruits cascade throughout your whole experience and linger on the finish with hints of cocao nibs. This wine is a shining example of a fruit-forward style that beautifully balances very subtle pepper, spices and clean, focused acidity. This Syrah is all about freshness and ready to drink upon release and will continue to improve for many years in your cellar.

Pairings

Game, wild rice & mushrooms.

Wine Profile

Vintage 2015
Wine Style Red Wine
Varietal Syrah
Varietal Composition 100% Syrah
Appellation Calaveras County
Harvest Date Oct 2015
PH 3.65
Barrel Aging 18 Months 33% New 33% Used
Ageability 8-12 Years
Fermentation Slow & Cool
Residual Sugar Dry
Tannin Soft
Alcohol % 13.9
Size 750 ml