Fall Release Eddie's Patch Syrah
2019

Winemaker’s Notes

Of the great Syrah vintages in recent memory – 2013, 2015 & 2016 spring to mind - 2019 undoubtedly stands atop the summit of quality. This is one of those rare wines in which vintage, season, and grape variety carved out a perfect equilibrium to form something truly profound.  

For the first time, we have combined the finest parcels in our two long-term Syrah sources – Hoppe-Kelly & our Green Valley Estate – into a single thrilling wine of grand scale complexity. The resulting wine is simultaneously harmonious, complex, expansive, and ethereal. 

The wine’s aromas are dark, pure, and irresistible: wild blackberries, spring flowers, graphite, lavender, and cured meat spring from the glass. There’s classic cool climate cracked black pepper and bay laurel. The wine is deeply fruited, chewy and succulent with dark berry fruit pastille and compote flavors. Despite its intensity and obvious power, the wine has a hi-tone brightness and finesse that carries it through to a long lingering finish of licorice spice. A great coastal Syrah. Drink between 2022 and 2034. 

Andy Smith


Eddie's Patch Syrah  - DuMOL

Vineyard

Harvest Date

September 21st & October 11th

Appellation

Russian River Valley

Clones

Alban & Syrah Noir

Age of Vines at Harvest

6 years

Barrel Aging

15 months in French oak hogsheads from Tonnellerie Ermitage, 30% new, & 34% in Tuscan amphorae

Production

300 cases of 750mL
10 cases of 1.5L
12 bottles of 3L

Press

96 Vinous, September 2021
94+ Jeb Dunnuck, 2021