Alcohol:  14.8%
Barrel aging:  30 months in 100% new French oak
Cooperage:  Gamba, Remond

Winemaker's tasting note:
The 2013 Westerhold Family Vineyards Syrah is a beautiful, luxurious wine.  As this vineyard does in all great vintages, the 2013 has a combination of blue and black fruits, white pepper and grilled meats.  The palate is true to the nose, but the textures are livelier than one would expect.  The acid and tannins push each other, giving the wine an amazing tension and verve.  The finish stays with you for over 30 seconds and, after the flavors have softened, you still feel the wine's energy.  It begs to be served with a rare steak; it will cut through the fat making it refreshing and allowing the flavors to further develop. ~ Russell Bevan, Winemaker

2013 Westerhold Family Vineyards Syrah, Bennett Valley

Release Price: $42.00
Case production:  125 cases
Winemaker:  Russell Bevan

AVA:  Bennett Valley
Vineyard:  Estate vineyard
Varietal composition:  100% Syrah
Clone:  Alban 1
Harvest date:  October 24, 2013