Alcohol:  13.2%
Barrel aging:  25 months in 100% new French oak
Cooperage:  Remond, Francois Freres

Winemaker's tasting note:
The nose of the 2011 Westerhold Family Vineyards Syrah shows beautiful strawberry and Bing cherry scents, and has amazing complexity in the form of sandalwood, fresh mint and a bit of white pepper.  Texturally, the wine is very round and supple, and the tannins are perfectly integrated at this point in time.  The acidity is still fresh and a good complement to pork and lighter meats.  The finish is long, and it slowly dissipates on the palate leaving you a remnant of the beautiful, fresh, clean flavors. ~ Russell Bevan, Winemaker

2011 Westerhold Family Vineyards Syrah, Bennett Valley
Release Price:  $42.00
Case production:  45 cases
Winemaker:  Russell Bevan

AVA:  Bennett Valley
Vineyard:  Estate vineyard
Varietal composition:  100% Syrah
Clone:  Alban 1
Harvest date:  October 18, 2011