Fall ReleaseGVR Estate Vineyard Jack Robert's Run Syrah
2006

Winemaker’s Notes

The Dutton-Gregori vineyard continues to captivate us with its combination of aromatic fireworks and coastal fruit purity which makes this single vineyard wine such a unique offering. Harvested from the same vines as the 2004 release, yet a full month later, the cool elongated ripening conditions have amplified the wine's blue-fruited profile and an additional two years' vine age has deepened the palate's texture. We made two fruit thinning passes in a growing season that was marked by a plentiful fruit set, so that by harvest the moderate crop of small-berried clusters steadily ripened to perfection under sunny warm late fall skies. The explosive aromatics which linger the entire length of the wine create tremendous energy and are a telltale sign of the vineyard's Green Valley origins. The wine possesses great deep-flavored extract with plenty of power in reserve to allow a decade of aging potential. The supple ripe tannic frame picks up and extends the palate and is buffered by the wine's lush seamless weight. This is a beautiful wine from a fabulous vintage for Syrah.

Purple/black color. Classic floral intensity with pungent blueberry and blackberry aromas with a sprinkling of violet and licorice. Cassis liqueur and graphite dominate the palate which is beautifully full, rich and plush, yet lively and vibrant throughout. The layers of texture build to a finish that features powerfully chewy tannins and lingering fruit sweetness. Cellar for at least two years and decant for a minimum of two hours.

Andy Smith

Vineyard

Harvest Date

October 25th

Appellation

Sonoma Coast

Clones

877 & 470

Age of Vines at Harvest

7 years

Barrel Aging

Aged 18 months in French oak barrels, 40% new

Production

280 cases of 750mL
14 cases of 1.5L
12 bottles of 3L

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