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2008 SYRAH

WIRTH RANCH

WINEMAKER'S NOTES:
Aromas of violets and black currants lead to rich blackberry and dark cherry flavors with a touch of spice and herbs, and the barest hint of oak.  This deeply colored wine is bold and balanced, intense yet fresh, with soft tannins and a silky texture.

APPELLATION:
Green Valley (Solano County) is tucked into a corner of Solano County, next to the larger Suisun Valley; together they form the southeastern corner of California's North Coast. Green Valley is just beginning to develop its own character.

VINEYARD: A small block of Syrah vines, at the base of a hill and above a seasonal drainage ditch, struggles more than neighboring blocks, but the vines consistently produce dark, concentrated fruit.

VINTAGE:
This block is usually picked in October, about a week to 10 days before the neighboring blocks, but 2008 was earlier than usual. The yields were moderate, but average for this block.

COMPOSITION:

Syrah 90%, Cabernet Sauvignon 10%

Related Information
Alcohol: 14.6%
TA: 0.63
ph: 3.74
Harvest date: 9/26/08
Production: 216 cases
Suggested Retail: $18.00

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