2012 Syrah Sierra Foothills
94.5 % Syrah 3.5 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 2 % Merlot
The 2012 Sierra Foothills Syrah is from the Tanner Vineyard just outside Murphy’s California. The fruit was handpicked in the early morning and hand sorted. Fermentation was at high temperature for good extraction of body and flavor. The wine was aged in once used French oak barrels for 19 months.
The wine has a dark purple color. There are aromas of cherries, fresh fig, savory smoked meats, red flowers, and cinnamon. There are flavors of cherries, smoked meats, black olive and elderberry. The wine is well balanced medium bodied wine with a silky texture and long spicy finish.