2018 Reserve Syrah
Funk Estate Vineyard (60%), Watermill Estate Vineyard (40%)
Partially whole cluster, partially destemmed and crushed into open top fermenters with cap punched down by hand two-three times per day. Secondary fermentation finished in barrel and puncheons.
Aged 17 months in French oak barrels, 16% new French Oak
The Rocks District is one of the best places in the world to grow Syrah. Distinctive, funky aromas of cherry, cured meats, cracked pepper, savory green olives, and herbs. The palate is loaded with complex layers of delicious red and black fruit, minerality, cracked pepper, and tapenade framed by a velvety texture and richness. The 2017 vintage of this wine was rated 100 points…don’t miss adding the 2018 to your cellar!
95 Points – Owen Bargreen