CCM-279

Syrah, ‘Estate’, Cristom Vineyards

Cristom Vineyards made the decision to grow Syrah after the proven success of the 1993 plantings of Viognier on the same lower slopes of Louise Vineyard. In 2002, the classic northern Rhone varietal was grafted over Chardonnay vines originally planted in 1993 on two devigorating American rootstocks. Four clones of Syrah were selected primarily for their recognized heritage of producing small berries, encouraging their chances to ripen Syrah in the Willamette Valley.

• Hand harvested and hand sorted, sustainably farmed estate fruit
• 15% whole-clusters
• Native yeast fermentations
• Minimum effective additions of sulfur and tartaric acid
• 1-3 punch downs daily in 1 – 1.5 ton open-top fermenters
• Gently pressed in a pneumatic bladder press and moved to barrel by gravity, and never racked, unless necessary
• Undergoes a full malolactic fermentation in barrel
• Fined with egg whites, unfiltered

Aged 21 months in French and Oregon cooperage, 22% new oak

Producer:
Vintage:
2013
Country:
USA
Region:
Oregon
Appellation:
Eola-Amity Hills
Variety:
Syrah
Color:
Red
Case Pack:
12
Bottle Size:
750
Farming Practice:
Practicing Organic

Tasting Notes

Ripe and youthful.  Spicy with hints of smoke, game, and white pepper.

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