(Archive) SYRAH 2013 Estate Owl Hill Vineyard, Dry Creek Valley
Low yield syrah with authentic old world charm.
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Tasting Notes: Earthy floral aromas. Black currant, prune, mincemeat fruits, black cherry, pine bark. beef juices, ripe plum, black pepper with lingering dry finish.
The Grape: Syrah from Rhone River Valley of France. The grape is very dark in color, ripens mid season. When freshly crushed it often displays fruity floral bouquet fragrance. The vine can be vigorous so it benefits from growing on the rocky hillsides here at Frick.
The Vineyard: This wine is exclusively Frick Estate Owl Hill Vineyard. I planted the syrah here on the rocky hillside in 1988. This tiny vineyard’s soil is rocks, gravel and clay from decomposed a unique Dry Creek Conglomerate deposit. This soil stresses the vines to reduce vigor and produce a small crop with distinctive, full, rich and classic Northern Rhone character.
The Wine: Complex reserved European style with earthy character, black fruit and dry tannin. Meaty with dark fruit.
Drink now to 2026. Only 79 cases made.
Serve with: meat, grilled loin lamb chop, hanger steak, pasta with red sauce, potatoes au gratin, baked beans with sausage, sliced grilled eggplant, cheese pizza, roast turkey thigh with gravy