2018 Syrah, Bismark Vineyard

2018 Syrah, Bismark Vineyard

Located 2,100 feet up Moon Mountain in the Mayacamas chain, Bismark Vineyard yields classic savory spices and black cherry aromatics. This wine has bold mouth-filling flavors and silky tannins. Perfect with anything you grill.

A view of Bismark vineyard overlooking the valley below.

Winemaker’s Notes

Syrah, a dark-skinned red wine grape most commonly found in the northern Rhone Valley, can be made in a variety of styles.

The Vineyard

Bismark Vineyard is located in the Mayacamas Mountains high above the city of Sonoma, in the sub-appellation of Moon Mountain District. Sitting at an elevation high above the fog line at 2,100 feet, this steeply sloped vineyard benefits from cooler air temperatures, yet intense sunlight, adding to the depth of this wine. The soils in this vineyard are rocky and well-draining yielding fruit with a beautiful concentration of flavors.

Details

Varietals

Syrah

AVA
Type
Red
Varietal
Syrah
Region
California
Appellation
Moon Mountain District Sonoma County
Vintage
2018
Vineyards
Bismark
Technical
Fermentation
Hand harvested & sorted, followed by a 5-day cold soak.
Aging
20 mo. in French Oak barrels, 30% new oak.
Alcohol
13.6%
pH
3.75
TA
5.6 g/L
Production
Harvest Date
2020-09-10
Bottling Date
2020-07-07
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