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Manzoni Estate Vineyard Syrah Santa Lucia Highlands 2007

Winemaker's Notes:

Syrah grapes were crushed into one ton fermentors where they “cold soaked” for 72 hours prior to inoculation with two specialized yeasts known for their ability to produce intensely fruity wines. After fermentation the wine was pressed into a combination of new and one year old French oak barrels where it matured for 10 months.

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Manzoni Estate Vineyard:
Manzoni Estate Vineyard was founded in 1999, with the planting of the lush Home Vineyard which is located on six acres in the heart of the Santa Lucia Highlands. It is here, amidst the beauty of central California's Salinas Valley, that the Manzoni Family along with winemaker David Coventry produce a premium brand founded on our family name. It is our hope that you enjoy consuming these artful vintages as much as we enjoy creating them.

External Reviews for Manzoni Estate Vineyard Syrah Santa Lucia Highlands

External Review
Vintage: 2006 07/24/2009

This wine has brilliant red color with pronounce northern Rhone-like ground white pepper with soft tannins. briary Bing cherry and wild blackberry aroma accentuate the nose, while a moderate amount of caramel is evident in the flavor, a result of new French barrels. This wine will hold its own with intensely flavored dishes such as stews, grilled meats and strong cheeses.


External Review
Vintage: 2005 04/07/2011

The Manzonis have been farmers in the Salinas Valley since the 1920s; in the late 1990s, they began adding a few acres of Pinot Noir grapes to the mix. The estate vineyard is in the cooler northern part of the Santa Lucia Highlands AVA, a prime spot for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The grapes for this Syrah, however, come from Paraiso Vineyard, a somewhat warmer site near the southern end of the appellation. It still displays the flavors of a cool-climate Syrah, though, with ripe berry fruit accented by some smoky notes and a good dose of white pepper. It’s a plump, supple, easy-to-like Syrah. Winemaker Steve Pessagno aged the wine in a combination of new and year-old French oak barrels for 11 months, and the oak is very well integrated. You could hold this Syrah, which sells for $35, for a couple of years, but it’s delicious and smooth now. The winery suggests pairing it with stews, grilled meats or strong cheeses. I think it would hold up well against some smoky ribs or pulled pork, too.



Tasting Notes:

This wine has brilliant red color with pronounced northern Rhone-like ground white pepper and some Campari liquor with soft tannins. Pomegranate, licorice, and mocha / vanilla aromas accentuate the nose, while a moderate amount of caramel is evident in the flavor, a result of new French barrels. This wine will hold its own with intensely flavored dishes such as stews, grilled meats and strong cheeses.

Syrah grapes were crushed into one ton fermentors where they “cold soaked” for 72 hours prior to inoculation with two specialized yeasts known for their ability to produce intensely fruity wines. After fermentation the wine was pressed into a combination of new and one year old French oak barrels where it matured for 10 months.

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305 cases produced.

Closure: Cork

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 14.8% pH: 3.68
Total Acidity: 7.2 grams per liter

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