2016 Syrah, Bismark Vineyard
Bismark Vineyard is located in the Mayacamas Mountains high above the city of Sonoma, in the sub-appellation of Moon Mountain District. The soils in this vineyard are rocky and well draining. Sitting at an elevation high above the fog line at 2100 feet, this steeply sloped vineyard benefits from cooler air temperatures, yet intense sun light, adding to the depth of this wine.
Sweet high-toned fruit leads the nose with loads of wild blueberries, lavender and violet and subtlet white pepper aromas. The generous palate is filled with boysenberries, cedar, warm spices and savory prosciutto. Very integrated oak delivers a smooth, lush finish on this elegant Syrah.