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2011 Kalen's Big Boy Blend Syrah

2011 KALEN'S BIG BOY BLEND

Syrah

SONOMA COUNTY


ALLOCATION LIST: $37.80
RETAIL: $42.00


TASTING NOTES

Since our inaugural 2004 bottling, we’ve been incrementally fine-tuning Kalen’s Blend to reflect the tremendous diversity of Sonoma County vineyards and our own appreciation for some of its cooler climate sites. While a boisterous personality is always the cornerstone of Kalen’s, the blend has evolved into something more. To its signature opulence and muscularity, we’ve added further refinement and complexity resulting in a wine that strives to offer the best of both worlds. After eight vintages, Kalen’s is in the process of growing up!

2011 sports a darkly brilliant purple hue leading to deep waves of black cherry, cassis, framboise and blueberry with black pepper, smoke and earth notes lurking in the background. This vintage does a stellar job of balancing fine tannins and persistent acidity with rich fruit and depth to keep everything both juicy and structured. No doubt a big, full-bodied wine but with great poise and presentation. We would ideally recommend at least 6 months to a year before opening your first bottle and expect this to be star in the cellar through 2020 and beyond.

DRINKING WINDOWS

Prime drinking: late 2014 to 2018
Graceful ageability: 2019+

VINEYARDS

48% Atoosa's, 38% Ray Teldeschi, 14% Las Madres

CLONES

38% Syrah Noir, 29% 470, 10% 877, 9% Estrella River, 8% 174, 6% 300

STATS

pH: 3.78  |  TA: 5.8 g/L  |  Alcohol: 14.6% 
Bottling: April 22, 2013  |  Pre-Release: Fall 2013  |  Retail Release: Spring 2014
Cases Produced: 259

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