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18 Colibri Syrah Clone 99

18 Colibri Syrah Clone 99
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/ 750ml Bottle
SKU: 2018048

100% Syrah

The late-ripening French clone 99 was taken directly from the famous Beaucastel Vineyard in the Southern Rhone of France near Avignon. Despite having bigger berries and clusters than most other clones, it consistently gives rise to the richest, darkest wines at the Colibri Vineyard. This vintage is no exception, displaying blackberry, boysenberry, smoked meats, and wonderful earthy spices. This bottling should improve for five or more years and should pair beautifully with strong and savory meat dishes such as lamb and seasoned beef. This is seriously good Syrah!


Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Syrah
Vineyard Designation
Colibri Vineyard
Aging
16 months 15% new French Oak
Alcohol %
13.1
Wine Profile
Production Notes
74 cases produced
Winemaker Notes
Fermented in ¾ ton open-top fermenters. Hand punched thrice daily.
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Jason
(Sep 27, 2020 at 7:55 PM)
Had this tonight and it is still young but great nevertheless. Gentle spice and great mid-pallet structure finish with soft tannins...all the while with great richness. For my taste, I would not lay down too long. ordered 6 more.

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