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2019 Syrah Futures
Cuvee Ellen

2019 Syrah Futures
Wine Specs
Vintage
2019
Varietal
Syrah
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SKU: 19 Syrah Ellen

The Ellen Syrah was first made in 2007 (and is still drinking beautifully!) and in later years morphed into the Reserve Syrah, but has then changed back to the more elegant and balanced style starting with the 2016. The evolution continued in the ’18 version, which was picked a little earlier for more moderate alcohol level and having the final 12 months of oak aging in a large format oak tank (a 500 gallon oak “Foudre”) to maintain freshness and fruit. The 2019 continues this style with one further development where we have co-fermented 6% Estate Viognier with the Syrah to help build aromatic complexity. The Syrah was based on our newer plantings of clone 470, again picked a little earlier than for the Estate Syrah wine, and having its final 12 months aging in our oak Foudre after its first 6 months in small oak barrels. The wine tasted from this Foudre shows great color (interestingly, the viognier stabilizes color in Syrah leading to darker wines) and has some of the viognier floral aromatics to complement the Syrah fruit. Medium plus bodied, it has some elegance and a fruit sweetness to match its tannins and it promises long term cellar aging potential for those with plenty of patience. Well balanced and harmonious. To be bottled 8/9/21, 200 cases, screwcap finish

Wine Specs
Vintage
2019
Varietal
Syrah