2016 Chalone Vineyard Estate Syrah, Chalone AVA
Food Pairing Notes
This Syrah is an ideal pairing for a penne pasta tossed with sausage, broccoli rabe and cream.
15 months of barrel aging. Fermentation in French oak barrels, 50% new
Our Syrah vineyards make up 18 acres on the Chalone estate. These acres are divided into three sections: Tower, Strip and Macwood Vineyard, and the vines are grafted to three different Syrah clones for flavor complexity. The Australian Shiraz clone brings the Old World character: earthy spice, black tar, white pepper and deep fruit. The northern Rhône Syrah clone is bright and fruit-driven. The third clone’s character is between the Rhône and Shiraz clones, making the blend reminiscent of both wine regions, yet shaped by the terroir of Chalone.