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2010 Las Madres Vineyard Syrah

2010 LAS MADRES VINEYARD

Syrah

CARNEROSsonoma county


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TASTING NOTES

A new addition to the EK family, we are thrilled to offer this incredibly seductive example of cool-climate syrah from the Sonoma side of Carneros. Las Madres Vineyard is planted half to clone 174 and half to the lesser-known 300 clone. Fermented with 60% whole clusters and only 20% new French oak, the finished wine offers a stellar example of why unique sites merit vineyard designation.

Deep purple in color, wonderfully exotic aromas of olive tapenade, lavender, blueberry, game, savory herbs and white pepper rush to greet you before the glass reaches your nose. The palate unfolds to showcase blueberry, currant, plum, smoked sausage, coffee, leather, iron and crushed rock. The aromas alone are intoxicating and every sniff and sip reveal something new. A syrah lover’s wine geeky treasure, refined tannins provide structure and will reward a bit of cellar time. Medium-bodied, both rich and balanced with tremendous poise, we couldn’t be happier to start out with the 2010 vintage.

DRINKING WINDOWS

Prime drinking: late 2013 to 2018
Graceful ageability: 2020+

VINEYARDS

100% Las Madres Vineyard

CLONES

55% 174, 45% 300

STATS

pH: 3.93  |  TA: 5.6 g/L
  |  Alcohol: 14.1%

Bottling: April 24, 2012  |  Pre-Release: Fall 2012  |  Retail Release: Spring 2013
Cases Produced: 121

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