21 House Mountain Syrah Clone 471 Whole Cluster
House Mountain Vineyard can be found about one mile upstream from our Estate. A collaboration between Page Springs and the Petznick family of the DA Ranch, this nine-acre site is planted to several varieties, with the biggest block being Syrah clone 471. We have seen a significant improvement in quality and distinctiveness from the Syrah at House Mountain as the vines have matured. Clone 471 tends to be a bit darker and bigger than its fruitier cousin 525 and the addition of stems during fermentation (thus whole cluster designation) gives the wine even more structure and a distinctive, dark herbal quality. Boysenberry, dark chocolate, sweet black licorice, chicory, and hints of tar and ash show this to be a serious, serious wine.