Casaeda Syrah 2011 (Sonoma Valley, California)

Casaeda Syrah 2011
(Sonoma Valley, California)

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Notes from the Winemaker:

The 2011 Casaeda Syrah was crushed and destemmed into open top fermentors, and left to cold soak for 4 days. The wine completed fermentation in 8 days. It was pressed at dryness, barreled immediately, and aged for 15 months in French oak barrels. The Russian River Syrah has the classic characteristics of a varietal Syrah. The wine is rich, and lively with acidity with a lingering finish of velvety tannins, characteristic of the site, the clone and the vintage. The Sawi Syrah is very much in a cool climate style with plenty of peppery and spice aromatics and a liberal amount of acidity in the palate. The Napa Valley Syrah is full of mid palate tannins, blueberry aromas and is deeply colored. It provides the tannic backbone of the wine.

The 2011 Casaeda Syrah is a wine which is ready to drink on release, and tastes well with a variety of cuisine, especially foods with plenty of spice, heat and bold aromatics. The wine will also age well for the next few years.

Blend: 85% Syrah, Russian River Valley, Sonoma, 13% Syrah, Napa Valley, Cortese Vineyard, 2% Syrah, Sonoma Valley, Sawi Vineyard.