Syrah Estate 2005

Syrah 2005 Estate

Awards, Ratings & Reviews

92 Points, Wine Enthusiast (April 2009)
91 Points, Wine & Spirits Magazine

Winemaker Tasting Notes

The 2005 Syrah Estate comes exclusively from our estate Fault Line Vineyards, specifically the Cobblestone Hill and Cox’s Rock parcels.

The vines grow in dry, poor soils which seem to enrich the intense ripe blackberry and huckleberry fruit and add weight and substance to the fleshy texture. This wine also has our trademark black and white pepper spice in both the aroma and flavor that intertwines with the succulent fruit as the finish unfolds.

The fruit was harvested by hand in ideal condition and aged for nearly 18 months in small French oak casks.

You’ll find deep, concentrated aromas and flavors of ripe blackberries and blueberries with hints of game, pepper, earth, and minerals on a medium-full bodied frame.

Enjoy this over the next three to five years with pancetta wrapped goose breast dredged in cumin-paprika-curry oil and grilled leeks or with sesame-crusted grilled lamb kabobs and summer squash.

Technical Notes

Fruit Source:  Abacela’s Estate Fault Line Vineyards, Umpqua Valley

Appellation:  Southern Oregon AVA

Harvest date:  13, 15, 23, 27 October 2005

Varietal Composition:  Syrah (98%), Viognier (2%), co-fermented

At harvest:  Sugar; 25.2° brix   pH; 3.82   TA; 6.84 g/L

Cooperage:  French (100%), 18% new, 36% 2-yr old

At Bottling:  Sugar; Nil

Bottling date:  2 Aug 2007

Case Production:  319 (750 mL)

Alcohol: 14.1% by volume

Release Date: 4 July 2008

S R P:  $30.00 (750 mL) SOLD OUT