2014 Clarke Vineyard Syrah
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 raspberry chocolate fruit, and a little Clone 383 for extra color and smoky complexity. A small amount of Viognier was co-fermented with the Syrah to add its exotic appeal. Big raspberry jam and mocha nose with some boysenberry and marzipan. This Syrah has a balanced palate with more raspberry flavors and Francois Frères deep toasty barrel notes. The center is serious and intense, with the rousing finish of an enthusiastic young wine.
Vintage: 2013 | Variety: Syrah | Appellation: Napa Valley | Alcohol %: 14.5