Dark, Deep and Plum Robust
2013 Storyline™ Syrah El Dorado County Sierra Foothills Vineyard
A big, full-bodied, very bold Syrah with notes of wet leather, mother earth along with jammy but light blackberry plum flavors, and a hint of anise as it opens up.
This is a flavorful Syrah that captivates your pallet with its dark, rich blackish-purple color, fine nose, with balanced acids and tannin’s.
Enjoy this 2013 Syrah as a stand-alone wine; or one that also pairs well with dark fig and molasses of sweet, hot and savory flavors of barbecued pork or Asian cuisine such as Mongolian beef.
We aged this wine in a combination of French & Hungarian Oak with a yeast specifically selected to bring out the earthiness, the fruit and give you a big mouth feel with a lasting finish. The western slope of the Sierra Foothills in El Dorado county benefits from clean crisp, underground water from the snow melt, and nice acidic soil created from the decomposed granite and decomposition of the pine trees. The west slope Sierra convection created from the cool air being drawn over the mountains into the valley, creates the perfect climate for the Syrah grape. The hot sunny day’s force respiration and the cool nights shut the grapes down. This back and forth draws water and nutrients through the vine and into the fruit, allowing the grape to pick up the flavors of the vineyard and minerals deep below the surface creating complex and delicious wines. The older the grapes the more developed the root system and the more interesting the wine can be.