La Clarine Farm 2016 'Sumu Kaw' Syrah, Sierra Foothills

La Clarine Farm 2016 'Sumu Kaw' Syrah, Sierra Foothills

Item Number: 12251

UPC: None

Country: USA
Region: California
Sub Region: Sierra Foothills
Appellation/AVA: Sierra Foothills
Estate Grown Wine: No
Vineyard Designation: Sumu Kaw Vineyard
Vintage: 2016
Grape(s): 100% Syrah
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Screw Cap
Alc by Vol(%): 12.8
Viticulture: Practicing Biodynamic
Case Production: 250

Tasting Notes: The 2016 Sumu Kaw Syrah is reminiscent of the 2014 vintage. It seems very "together" for such a young wine, very expressive. It shows classic Syrah notes of smoke, herbs, bacon fat, and olives but with a distinctive California twist. The fruits are richer and darker in tone (blackberries!). Structurally, the wine differs from the 2014 in that it is built for aging, with firm tannins and a juicy acidity.

Winemaking Notes: The Syrah grapes were 100% whole cluster fermented with native yeast and pigéage (foot treading). The wine aged in puncheons and stainless steel tank until bottled without fining or filtration.