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2017 Chalone Estate Syrah, Chalone AVA

2017 Chalone Estate Syrah, Chalone AVA

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SKU: 080809

Bold and complex - just as you’d want a Syrah to be. Leather, cinnamon, tobacco leaf and dark fruits offer layers of intrigue for the senses.

Winemaker Notes

Our 2017 Syrah is bold and complex - just as you’d want a Syrah to be. Leather, cinnamon, tobacco leaf and dark fruits offer layers of intrigue for the senses.

Composition

100% Syrah

Wine Specs

Vintage
2017
Varietal
Syrah
Appellation
Chalone AVA
Acid
6.3 g/L
pH
3.6
Aging
15 months in French oak, 50% new
Residual Sugar
Dry
Alcohol %
14.1

Production Notes

The 2017 vintage yielded an average amount of rainfall overall, however approaching harvest we experienced incredible heat spikes with temperatures above 110°F for more than two weeks. A sudden temperature increase during this critical time makes for a swift harvest as sugar levels spike resulting in the entire vineyard ripening simultaneously. All of these factors amounted to a very condensed harvest, similar to the year prior.

Vineyard Notes

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.
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