We love this wine’s beautiful balance of Syrah and Merlot, with leather, spice, sweet blueberry and smoke aromas. It is full bodied with strong tannins, with flavors of cranberry and lavender. Dry and savory with a medium finish. This wine will age beautifully up to 10 years.
At our Sierra Oaks Vineyard we made a game day decision to pick some of our Syrah and Merlot into the same bins and thus this wine is a cofermented field blend.
66% Syrah and 34% Merlot, 98 cases produced.
Aged gouda. Roast leg of lamb or lamb shawarma. Herbs de Provence crusted prime rib with creamed rosemary horseradish.
Aged in 50% new French, 25% new American Oak and 25% neutral oak for 18 months.
About the Vineyard
Sierra Oaks Vineyard, off Omo Ranch Road in Fair Play, was planted in 1995 and currently has about 9 acres of grapes planted, including Syrah, Merlot, Petite Syrah, Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon. Syrah makes up the bulk of the planting. This west-facing vineyard receives excellent afternoon sun and heat. Its many granite outcroppings and shallow soils make it a challenge to farm, but very rewarding.