Krupp Brothers "Black Bart" Syrah 2014 (Napa Valley, California) - [RP 92+]

Krupp Brothers "Black Bart" Syrah 2014
(Napa Valley, California) - [RP 92+]

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Notes from the Winemaker:
Opens with aromas of cherry, maple-smoked bacon and lavender. Flavors of roasted coffee bean, dark chocolate, cherry cordial and white pepper offer a rich, layered palate with length and structure. Pair with bacon and mushroom risotto and duck confit. Drink now through 2030.

Wine Information:
Harvested - Late September, 2014
Blend - 99% Syrah, 1% Viognier
Fermentation - 4-day cold soak, 21 days on skins
Cooperage - Dargaud & Jaegle, Francois Feres, Gamba, Remond, Seguin Moreau
Barrel Aging - 21 months in 60% new French Oak
Release Date - March, 1, 2017
Vineyard - Stagecoach: Blocks T2, T3
Soil - Hambright reddish brown and rocky loam
Exposure - Steep southerly and western
Elevation - 1,800 ft.
Clones - 174, 383
Production - 190 cases

Ratings & Reviews

92+ Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2014 Syrah Black Bart Stagecoach Vineyard is blended with 1% Viognier. This is a big, mineral-laced Syrah with crushed rock, blackberry, earth and a muscular, masculine style. The minerality dominates the aromatics and flavor profile at this early stage of its development. This is serious, full-throttle, pedal-to the-metal Syrah that should age for 15 or more years, but needs some time in the bottle. Give it 4-5 years and drink it over the following two decades." - Robert M. Parker, Jr. (30th Dec 2016)