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2014 Kalen's Big Boy Blend Syrah

2014 Kalen's Big Boy Blend

Syrah

SONOMA COUNTY


ALLOCATION LIST: $41.40
RETAIL: $46.00


Tasting Notes

We’re going to confidently declare this our favorite Big Boy Blend to date. The 2014 vintage fully realizes our vision for Kalen’s: a sumptuous helping of pure Syrah deliciousness, deftly striding the line between fruit, spice and structure.

Already juicy and aromatic as a youngster, we can’t help but be utterly smitten and extremely pleased with the final result. Bold aromatics of black fruit, chocolate, smoke and sublime hints of vanillin lead to a luscious wine on the palate. Simply put, this is really sexy stuff.

Every vintage we spend a great deal of time analyzing each component of the winemaking process starting in the vineyard and continuing throughout the transformative journey from juice to wine. Even with 11 years of Kalen’s under our belt, we continually refine our methods through incremental tweaks at every step. Key to success in 2014 was the extremely gentle management of Steiner Vineyard’s rugged Sonoma Mountain fruit. Less time on the skins and a delicate extraction yielded a plush wine with tannins in check. The end result is all the fruit and power of a young Big Boy with the genuine polish of an old pro. Absolute yum!

DRINKING WINDOWS

Prime drinking: late 2017 through 2023
Graceful ageability: 2024+

VINEYARDS

50% Steiner, 30% Atoosa's, 20% Las Madres

CLONES

40% Alban 1, 40% 174, 10% 470, 10% 300

STATS

pH: 3.68  |  TA: 5.9 g/L  |  Alcohol: 14.7%
Bottling: April 28, 2016  |  Pre-Release: Fall 2016
Cases Produced: 244

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