2014 Westerhold Family Vineyards Syrah, Bennett Valley
Alcohol:  15.2%
Barrel aging:  18 months in 100% new French oak
Cooperage:  Gamba, Remond

Winemaker's tasting note:
Having worked with this vineyard for over 10 years, the 2014 version of the Westerhold Syrah speaks to all of the things that make this site so special.  It has lavish textures that start on the front of your palate, and gain weight and seductiveness as they develop.  The aromatics remind me so much of the 2008 vintage - white pepper, blueberry, and cherry with beautiful accents of roasted espresso bean and slow-cooked meats.  This is our last vintage of this special wine and I couldn't be more excited about going out with a Syrah more than I am with this one. ~ Russell Bevan, Winemaker

Release Price: $42.00
Case production:  100 cases
Winemaker:  Russell Bevan

AVA:  Bennett Valley
Vineyard:  Estate vineyard
Varietal composition:  100% Syrah
Clone:  Alban 1
Harvest date:  October 20, 2014