2012 Clarke Vineyard Syrah
"The palate has vanilla raspberry cream soda flavors which move into a ripe and charming palate balanced with a darker black cherry component on the finish."balanced with a darker black cherry component on the finish.
The Clarke Vineyard in American Canyon has a cool breezy climate that brings out the depth and finesse of the Syrah grape. Clone 877 is used for body and chocolate fruit, while Clone 383 is utilized for grace and complexity. A small amount of Viognier was co-fermented with the Syrah to add exotic appeal. 2009 was a cool year with late rains and cool temperatures throughout the summer
95% Syrah co-fermented with 5% Viogner