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2012

SONOMA COUNTY

Hidden Terrace Vineyard, Syrah

The Hidden Terrace Vineyard is a well-kept secret sequestered on a steep south-facing slope at the edge of our Mountain Estate, high above the Sonoma Valley floor. Farmed entirely by hand due to the severe incline, this small vineyard is composed of rare tuff (volcanic ash) soil that produces Syrah of unique varietal distinction.

Tasting Notes

The 2012 Hidden Terrace Syrah shows exotic aromas of freshly crushed black pepper-corn, ripe plum, violet and smoked duck. These savory aromatics set the stage for a densely concentrated wine on the palate with notes of cherry, thyme and roast spices. Framed by notable, plush tannins, this vintage demonstrates great persistence on the finish. Patience to decant 1-2 hours or allow 30 minutes in the glass will be greatly rewarded.

- Whitney Fisher, Winemaker

Production Notes

  • 95% Syrah, 5% Merlot
  • Cold soaked for 3 days; whole-berry fermented 20 days in open-top tanks
  • Bottled unfiltered
  • Aged 19 months on primary lees in French oak barrels

Alcohol by Volume: 14.7%
Bottle Date: May 2014
Cases Produced: 181

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