2012 Lytton Estate Syrah


Wine Information

90% Syrah, 10% Viognier

*3 bottle limit

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Dry Creek Valley

Alcohol By Volume


Saturated purple color. Aromas of ripe briar fruit, violets, fennel, and clay minerals. Rich dark fruit entry, velvety tannins, sweet oak, plush texture, and a long, complex finish. EB (1/17)
Warm, dry days provided the polar opposite of 2011. Harvested in late September, the fruit was destemmed but not crushed. Cofermenting viognier enhanced aroma, moderated tannins, and stabilized color. Once malolactics finished, the two oldest syrah blocks were combined. Two years' aging has added exotic spice to the intense fruit. Eight to nine years will resolve tannins and develop still greater complexity.
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