Bink Wines Syrah Mendocino Hawks Butte Vineyard 2003

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Appellation America "Appellation Signature" Selection: "Black berries and cherries, toasted oak, and supple skin and seed tannins harmonize on the palate and glide to a soft-pedal finish." (Yorkville Highlands Discovery Tasting: April 11, 2006) Winemaker Notes: The grapes were harvested on October 5, 2003, and yielded just 2 tons per acre from this young vineyard. The small crop was due to the young age of the vines and the difficult growing conditions on this hillside vineyard. The grape clusters were long and gracious and produced just 160 gallons of grape juice per ton of grapes, providing plenty of concentrated flavors in the finished wine. The Syrah was crushed into one ton bins and cold soaked for 48 hours. After the must warmed to 50 degrees F, the bin was inoculated with L2056 cultured yeast. This strain is from the Rhone region in France and works well in Syrah to enhance the roasted meat and mineral quality of the grapes. Primary fermentation lasted for eight days, then the must was pressed into a small stainless steel tank. The wine was innoculated with Oennococcus Oeni cultures to start the secondary malolactic fermentation. Tasting Notes: Iridescent purple. Rich aromas of violets, fresh berries, and roasted meat. A balanced mouthful of blackberry, plum and vanilla, with a hint of allspice. Silky, smooth tannins round out the lasting finish. Technical Notes: Appellation: Yorkville Highlands Harvest: October 5, 2003 Brix: 25.6 Alcohol: 14.2% pH: 3.87 TA: 0.63 Fermentation/Maturation: 8 days, L2056 yeast / 22 months; 30% Artisan French oak barrels Return to Bink Wine List

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Deb’s winemaking philosophy is to take the highest quality grapes and allow them to express their full potential by applying low-impact, hands-on winemaking techniques. Her technique is grounded in the science of winemaking, but is enlightened by hands-on experience and intuition. She has worked her way from the ground up in the wine business, beginning in the cellar and lab, mentoring with acc... Read more
Deb’s winemaking philosophy is to take the highest quality grapes and allow them to express their full potential by applying low-impact, hands-on winemaking techniques. Her technique is grounded in the science of winemaking, but is enlightened by hands-on experience and intuition. She has worked her way from the ground up in the wine business, beginning in the cellar and lab, mentoring with acclaimed Napa Valley winemakers, and finally making her own wines in a collaborative environment with top California winemakers. Born in East Haven, Connecticut, Deb loves people and having fun. She grew up with an extended family that would regularly gather for big parties that ran late into the night. Her grandparents set the mold early, making gin in their bathtub during Prohibition. Deb has degrees in chemistry and biology and has taken extensive coursework in viticulture and enology. After a career as a chemical process engineer, first in electronics, then in environmental engineering, she eventually decided to ditch her day job and follow her passion for winemaking. Read less
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Snooth User: Gantt Hickman
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05/08/2009

I had a glass or two of this last night and must say WOW. A little meat on the nose, it was incredibly smooth in the mouth. It had a nice plum flavor. This was such a well rounded wine I will probably order more if they don't run out. The good news is I have another bottle and will keep it all to myself. Forgive the selfishness!

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    Source: AmericanWinery.com
    07/24/2009

    Iridescent purple. rich aromas of violets, fresh berries, and roasted meat. A balanced mouthful of blackberry, plum and vanilla, with a hint of allspice. silky, smooth tannins round out the lasting finish.



    Appellation America "Appellation Signature" Selection: "Black berries and cherries, toasted oak, and supple skin and seed tannins harmonize on the palate and glide to a soft-pedal finish." (Yorkville Highlands Discovery Tasting: April 11, 2006) Winemaker Notes: The grapes were harvested on October 5, 2003, and yielded just 2 tons per acre from this young vineyard. The small crop was due to the young age of the vines and the difficult growing conditions on this hillside vineyard. The grape clusters were long and gracious and produced just 160 gallons of grape juice per ton of grapes, providing plenty of concentrated flavors in the finished wine. The Syrah was crushed into one ton bins and cold soaked for 48 hours. After the must warmed to 50 degrees F, the bin was inoculated with L2056 cultured yeast. This strain is from the Rhone region in France and works well in Syrah to enhance the roasted meat and mineral quality of the grapes. Primary fermentation lasted for eight days, then the must was pressed into a small stainless steel tank. The wine was innoculated with Oennococcus Oeni cultures to start the secondary malolactic fermentation. Tasting Notes: Iridescent purple. Rich aromas of violets, fresh berries, and roasted meat. A balanced mouthful of blackberry, plum and vanilla, with a hint of allspice. Silky, smooth tannins round out the lasting finish. Technical Notes: Appellation: Yorkville Highlands Harvest: October 5, 2003 Brix: 25.6 Alcohol: 14.2% pH: 3.87 TA: 0.63 Fermentation/Maturation: 8 days, L2056 yeast / 22 months; 30% Artisan French oak barrels Return to Bink Wine List

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