2015 Chalk Hill Chairman's Syrah, Sonoma County
2015 was another prime vintage with moderate temperatures throughout the spring and summer. We brought in a bountiful crop of very tasty fruit. Our 2015 Syrah has inviting aromas of boysenberry jam, mullberry, black olive and cloves. Gamey, rich and luscious flavors of blackberry, boysenberry and white pepper round out the palate. Smooth, thick tannins offer a massive palate with incredible depth and persistence.
Food Pairing Notes
This wine can be enjoyed over the next several years and pairs well with grilled lamb, steak, and other red meats.
September 29, 2015
26.0° Avg Brix at harvest
21 months; 100% French oak, 80% new
Stainless steel fermentation with pumpovers; 100% malolactic fermentation with bâtonnage
We have a special love for Syrah at Chalk Hill Estate. Our location in the Chalk Hill AVA in the warm end of the cool Russian River Valley is perfect for bringing out all the unique characteristics of this fabulous variety. Our Syrah is planted on a steep southwest-facing hillside, made up of rocks and volcanic soil. It’s as close to the Rhone Valley as we get!