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Brassfield Estate Winery

2012 Syrah, Monte Sereno Vineyard
Wine Specs
Vintage
2012
Varietal
Syrah
Appellation
High Valley
Vineyard Designation
Monte Sereno
Harvest Date
September 16, 2012
Sugar
26.4 Brix
Acid
6.1 g/L
pH
3.85
Bottling Date
August 4, 2014
Alcohol %
14.7

2012 Syrah, Monte Sereno Vineyard

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Our wines reflect the distinctiveness and diversity of their sites – from the elevated valley floor of High Serenity Ranch to the raw and remote Volcano Ridge Vineyard. David Ramey produced, family-owned, and estate-grown. Brassfield Estate wines are fruit-driven, balanced and delicious.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2012
Varietal
Syrah
Appellation
High Valley
Vineyard Designation
Monte Sereno
Harvest Date
September 16, 2012
Sugar
26.4 Brix
Acid
6.1 g/L
pH
3.85
Bottling Date
August 4, 2014
Alcohol %
14.7
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The 2012 Monte Sereno Syrah has an array of complex notes, aromas and flavors that can be enjoyed now, or cellared for a number of years. On the nose, it showcases mocha coupled with brambly fruit, black currant, and a touch of vanilla toast. From the first taste, it stuns with red raspberry cobbler, cedar, and goji berries. The mid-palate is rich and coating while the finish offers a lingering sense of licorice, cocoa, and clove to round out the wine. Our highly elevated vineyards lend themselves particularly well to this varietal as it favors big swings in temperature, from warm days to very cool nights, allowing for great balance and natural acidity.
Vineyard Notes
At 2100 feet above sea level the Monte Sereno Vineyard is located on the Western slopes of High Valley. This special site is planted to the Syrah Noir clone, whose origins come from the Hermitage region of the Rhone Valley in France. The Noir clone is prone to providing rustic, spicy, and earthy components rich in tannin and concentrated in riper flavors.
Production Notes
At Brassfield Estate, our winemaking emphasizes quality and the use of traditional hand-crafted techniques, which create wines that have both power and finesse. During harvest we used aerative pump-overs and finished with extended maceration and heating of the must. After sending the wine to barrels it then undergoes malolactic fermentation naturally in our caves. To showcase the fruit and structure of this wine, it was aged in 30% new French oak barrels and 70% neutral French oak barrels for 20 months. The wine was stirred monthly on its lees to achieve body and texture. This Monte Sereno Syrah was lightly fined, but bottled without filtration.
Winemaker Notes
100% Syrah
Food Pairing Notes
Enjoy this Syrah with pork tenderloin, coq au vin, or a lamb stew with vegetables.
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