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Release price: $68.00
Case production: 25 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: 37 months in 100% new French oak
Cooperage: Remond

Winemaker's tasting note:
The 2009 Westerhold Family Vineyards Extended Barrel Aged Syrah shows the intensity of mid-palate that comes from extra barrel aging.  It has an intense core of blackberry and black fruits that gives way to hints of cedar and a little kiss of vanilla bean.  On the palate, you get exactly what extended barrel aging is designed for - very long, velvety textures.  It has lively acidity, but the tannins are so very supple and decadent.  In the glass, it opens up quickly and reveals hints of slow roasted meats and a kiss of fine Cuban tobacco. ~ Russell Bevan, Winemaker

2009 Westerhold Family Vineyards Syrah,
Bennett Valley, Extended Barrel Aged