2016 Syrah "Nocturne"
The nose gives off hints of anise and mulberry. Dusty notes of chocolate and coffee precede a beautiful cacophony of blackberry, plum, peppercorn and a touch of truffle, with a light fruit preserves finish.
The 2016 vintage started off with respectable weather through bloom and set. Our first bit of 100-degree weather came during the sizing phase which affected berry growth on many of our varietals. In September, the ripening was lengthened with the hot and cool temperature swings. Overall, winemakers are optimistic about the yields with no significant factors like freezes or prolonged heat spikes affecting the crop.
90% Syrah 10% Tannat