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2012 Carter Estate Syrah

SKU 12SYCE
  • About the Wine:The 2012 Carter Estate Syrah represents our very best selection of Syrah to be produced from these mountain vineyards. Fermented in stainless steel and held on the skins 14 days post fermentation. After pressing, the Syrah was placed in French Oak hogsheads (300 liter format barrels) and aged for 18 months. This Syrah is tight and structured for cellaring. Over the next several years this wine will age gracefully and show the elegance and finesse that we have all anticipated upon its release.

    The tannins are melting into the dark, velvety finish and the intensity of fruit and oak are harmonious in the glass. This wine still has several years of aging potential, but it is rich with beautiful varietal character and delicate nuances of berries, lavender, spice and earthy botanicals.
  • About the Vineyard:The geography and geology of Wild Horse Peak is an intricate part of the unique micro climate in these mountain vineyards. It is the earthly aspects that combine with the heaven sent rain, sun and wind to form the terrain that is distinctive to the high plateaus in the Agua Tibia Mountains. The elevation helps to create cooler nighttime and morning temperatures, which is ideal for growing grapes. Daytime temperatures drop significantly as the sun sets behind Wild Horse Peak. The warm Southern California sun is definitely missed in the chill of moonlight. At 2,400 feet, the air may not be noticeably thinner, but there is a clear difference in the big sky that surrounds the vineyard. The grapes certainly seem to notice.
  • Varietal:Syrah
  • Vintage:2012
  • Type:Bold Red
  • Alcohol %:15.0
  • pH:3.54
  • TA:.63 g/100ml
  • Residual Sugar:0.57 g/100mL
  • Awards:
    2015 Wine Competition Results
    Bronze~ California State Fair
  • Wine Volume (mL):750

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