2015
Russian River Valley

Syrah
Description

Old World winemaking heritage meets Russian River Valley terroir in this delectable DeLoach Vineyards Syrah selected by Jean-Charles Boisset and made exclusively for the Boisset Collection Ambassador Program.

91 POINTS | WINE ENTHUSIAST | OCTOBER 2018

"Juicy black fruit rides along an integrated, full-bodied essence of power in this strong, succulent red. Grilled meat, lavender and black pepper accentuate the brambly blackberry and plum."

 

Tasting Notes
Appearance: 

Richly colored.

Aroma: 

Bold flavors of blackberry and blueberry with earthy notes of tobacco and roasted coffee are balanced with hints of dark chocolate and a touch of pepper spice. This wine offers a dense, rich mouthfeel.

Palate: 

A dense core of dark fruit flavors, notes of black pepper and touches of leather and chocolate that impresses immediately, but expressively opens after a brief decant.

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

The 2015 growing season was another early harvest, similar to the previous few vintages. While grape yields were down throughout the state, the quality and depth of flavor of the fruit was exceptional. Despite a drier than average year and inconsistent weather patterns, grapes ripened and matured at optimal levels allowing remarkable flavor development resulting in balanced wines.

Tech Notes
  • Appellation: Russian River Valley
  • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • pH: 3.78
  • Titratable Acidity: 6.0 g/L
  • Aging: 
    • 12 Months
    • 100% French Oak
    • 20% New Oak
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Spiced Lamb Chops
Fruits & Vegetables:
Moroccan Vegetable Stew
$28