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2013 Kalen's Big Boy Blend Syrah

2013 Kalen's Big Boy Blend

Syrah

SONOMA COUNTY


ALLOCATION LIST: $41.40
RETAIL: $46.00


TASTING NOTES

2013 is our 10th vintage of Kalen’s - we can hardly believe it either! Now incorporating more of the mighty Alban clones from Steiner Vineyard up on Sonoma Mountain, a bit of spicy, whole cluster-fermented fruit from Las Madres in Carneros and finished with some Russian River Valley fruit from Atoosa’s vineyard, this Kalen’s represents everything we love about Syrah.

As long-time fans have come to expect, the 2013 lives up to its moniker providing plenty of forward, big-fruited excitement and is already showing exuberant bing cherry, blackberry, vanilla and pepper. Dark and meaty but still balanced and fresh, Kalen’s continues to be a crowd pleaser without going over the top.

One of our core wines since forever, we often get feedback on early vintages from old friends and List Members (some of you likely have more stashed away the we do!) and the consensus is that these wines age fabulously well. So there you have it – a wine that is delicious young, but cellar worthy for those with the patience and desire to lay it down.

DRINKING WINDOWS

Prime drinking: late 2016 through 2021
Graceful ageability: 2022+

VINEYARDS

68% Steiner, 19% Las Madres, 13% Atoosa’s

CLONES

34% Alban Power Block, 26% Alban 1, 17% 300, 10% 470, 7% 174, 4% 383, 2% 877

STATS

pH: 3.69 | TA: 6.3 g/L | Alcohol: 15.1%
Bottling: April 17, 2015 | Pre-Release: Fall 2015 | Retail Release: Spring 2016
Cases Produced: 297

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