2017 Kuleto Syrah, Napa Valley
Dark and inky in the glass, our 2017 Syrah offers bold aromas and flavors of boysenberry, plum, smoked meats and tobacco. Additional notes of chocolate and cherry cola linger on the smooth, yet tannin driven finish. This vintage, added a small portion of Cabernet Sauvignon for additional depth and structure.
Vintage 2017 gave us yet another beautiful vintage in the Napa Valley. This following the fabulous vintages of 2012-2016. Marked by a few late-season heat spells (and the late season fires), the wines are as opulent as the 2012s, with the elegance of the 2015s.
85% Syrah, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon
20 months in 40% new French, American and Hungarian oak
There are few places in the Napa Valley with the right combination of shale soils that limit a naturally vigorous variety, constant winds that interrupt bloom yielding open clusters, warm days, cool nights – all of which add up to perfect growing conditions for this primally evocative grape variety. I say ‘primally’ because Syrah has an animal-like nature with its smoky charcuterie elements and its wet stone-like character.
374 Cases Produced