La Clarine Farm 2017 'Sumu Kaw' Syrah, Sierra Foothills
Item Number: 13975
Sub Region: Sierra Foothills
Appellation/AVA: Sierra Foothills
Estate Grown Wine: No
Vineyard Designation: Sumu Kaw Vineyard
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Closure: Screw Cap
Alc by Vol(%): 11.5
Viticulture: Practicing Biodynamic
Soil Type: Volcanic loam
Case Production: 151
Tasting Notes: A translucent ruby color in the glass, the wine has very expressive aromas of berry, garrique, smoke, and white pepper. The flavors are forward and fruit driven, and finish with a flourish of tannin and notes of tar. The acidity gives the wine great focus. The Sumu Kaw 2017 vintage is a forward and friendly wine. It will age, bu it's nature is built for more immediate "drink-me-now" pleasures.
Winemaking Notes: The Syrah grapes were lightly foot crushed (pigéage) and fermented spontaneously with native yeast in 1 ton and 3-ton open top fermenters. Pigéage occurred twice daily throughout fermentation. At pressing, the free run wine was separated from the press wine; both factions were aged in a combination of neutral oak barrels and tank. The free run and press wine were blended together in the late summer 2019. The wine was bottled unfined and unfiltered and aged for 6 months in bottle before release.