2008 Myriad Cellars Syrah
Las Madres 100% Whole Cluster, Carneros, Sonoma

21 cases produced.

Can you say ‘small production’.  With only 21 cases in existence, this wine belongs in the trophy case.  Years of experimentation lead to the production of our first 100% whole cluster Syrah.  2008 Myriad Cellars Syrah Las Madres Whole ClusterThe fruit was delivered early morning and immediately foot tread then blanketed with dry ice.  Wild yeast fermentation set in followed by daily ‘rake over’s’ with the pitch fork.  No other forms of extraction took place during this time.  After 7 days of fermentation the ‘must’ was pressed off, combined with free run juice and placed into a new Saury barrel.  The final product is our homage to the great Northern Rhone wines from the likes of Chave and Guigal.  More structure than our regular syrah, this wine displays a potency that is compelling.  Concentrated, opulent notes of anise & smoked apple-wood bacon give way to juicy currant & pie cherry flavors sprinkled with orange zest.  This wine is a pure expression of a cool climate syrah from California with added layers of ripeness while still remaining subtle and nuanced!

It’s already irresistible and will only improve over the next 3-5 years.

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