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2014 Foley Syrah, Sta. Rita Hills

2014 Foley Syrah, Sta. Rita Hills

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SKU: 005604

Structured and balanced, with mouthwatering aromas of cassis and acai berries. Earthy pomegranate fruit tones and accents of thyme and olive. Bold  tannin and chewy texture.

Winemaker Notes
Structured and balanced, this 2014 Syrah has mouthwatering aromas of cassis and acai berries. The palate showcases earthy pomegranate fruit tones and accents of thyme and olive. Bold mid palate tannin and a chewy texture linger into a finish of cigar, black pepper, and hints of rich dark chocolate.
100% Syrah
Wine Specs
Sta. Rita Hills
Harvest Date
August 19 – October 10, 2014
6.4 g/L
19 months in French & Hungarian oak, 45% new
Bottling Date
July 2016
Alcohol %
Production Notes
2014 was our third consecutive abundant vintage. The yields were high in quantity and quality with the earliest bud break on record. Ideal conditions from bloom to set accompanied by a warm growing season led to the earliest harvest to date. This vintage yielded grape clusters with larger than average berry size that achieved optimal ripeness within a shortened time frame. The grapes were harvested in the cool morning hours of August 19 – October 10, 2014. Our 2014 Syrah comes from the Syrah Noir clone, which is perfectly matched to our estate vineyard. After picking by hand, the grapes were carefully de-stemmed and transferred to open-top tanks for a three-day cold soak prior to inoculation. After roughly two weeks, the wine was pressed and racked into a combination of French and Hungarian oak barrels for 19 months of aging in forty-five percent new oak.
Vineyard Notes
Serene. That’s the best descriptor for our estate vineyard. Located in the Sta. Rita Hills AVA of Santa Barbara County, these stunning hillsides feature vines that climb from 500 to 1,000 feet above sea level. The soils are marine-based and the weather is consistently cool thanks to moist ocean breezes that sweep the property daily. The vineyard is farmed with the painstaking care and attention usually associated with much smaller properties. In fact, the site was originally conceived as a series of individual micro-vineyards delineated by soil, exposure, elevation, grade, rootstock and clone.
Only 233 cases produced

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