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Release price: $68.00
Case production: 49 cases
Winemaker: Russell Bevan

AVA: Bennett Valley
Vineyard: Estate vineyard
Varietal composition: 100% Syrah
Clone: Alban 1
Harvest date: October 18, 2008
Alcohol: 16.5%
Barrel aging: 39 months in 100% new French oak
Cooperage: Remond, Gamba

Winemaker's tasting note:
This is a massive wine with refined edges.  The initial impression is an explosive nose of dark fruit, tobacco and spice, but when it hits your palate, you realize that it is not your average Syrah.  After spending over three years in barrel, the wine has shed most of its youthful tannins and has become a wave of super-concentrated liquid velvet.  It envelops your tongue and caresses the roof of your mouth.  The finish builds from the first sip, and eventually lingers for nearly a minute where the flavors develop hints of roasted meats and espresso bean. ~ Russell Bevan, Winemaker

2008 Westerhold Family Vineyards Syrah,
Bennett Valley, Extended Barrel Aged