Alcohol:  16.5%
pH:  3.87
Barrel aging:  22 months in 100% new French oak
Cooperage:  Remond, Gamba, Francois Freres

Winemaker's tasting note:
Initially, there are notes of blackberry and raspberry on the nose, with hints of white pepper and bacon fat. On the palate, there are dark fruits, roasted meats and a hint of anise on the finish. The textures are round and seductive with amazing verve. ~ Russell Bevan, Winemaker

2008 Westerhold Family Vineyards Syrah, Bennett Valley
Release Price: $42.00
Case production:  105 cases
Winemaker:  Russell Bevan

AVA:  Bennett Valley
Vineyard:  Estate vineyard
Varietal composition:  100% Syrah
Clone:  Alban 1
Harvest date:  October 18, 2008