19 House Mountain Syrah 525 - Whole Cluster
Syrah 525 is no longer available in the United States due to its susceptibility to a poorly understood disease called “Syrah Decline”. Luckily for us, we have seen no such problem in our vineyard and this Clone is consistently a great producer of high-quality wines. This ferment had a great deal of whole clusters, meaning that not all the grapes were run through our destemming unit, which is our standard practice. The presence of the stems brings more rusticity and weight to the wine. The dark fruits here are accented by juicy stone fruits, a hint of bubble gum, mocha, and mint. This is a beautiful, elegant wine to be enjoyed in its youth to early mid-age.