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Twisted Oak Syrah Calaveras County 2004

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Tasting Notes: This Syrah is Big, Bold and Deep Purple in color. You'll detect pronounced aromas of raspberries and white peppers, along with perhaps a little Smoke on the Water. You'll taste Lazy flavors of plums, grapes, vanilla, cloves and pepper. This is a wine that might make you feel like a Highway Star, but it might be better to stay at home and enjoy it with your Woman From Tokyo. Vineyard Notes The 2004 Calaveras County Syrah is a blend of Syrahs from 6 different vineyards. The season started off with an early budbreak in Calaveras County. The weather slowly warmed up resulting in a very protracted bloom period. This kept the berries small and assisted with a very low skin/juice ratio. After bloom, the weather turned quite hot... very typical for our region in July and August. We had a late heat spell that kicked the vines into ripeness just before the weather changed up and sent some rains down. Winemaking Notes Upon reaching the winery, the fruit was fermented with approximately 80% of the berries crushed and 20% destemmed and left as "whole-berries". After primary fermentation, the wine was pressed and racked to barrels where we induce the secondary, or malolactic, fermentation to soften the mouthfeel. The wine spent 19 months in new American and Hungarian oak before being bottled. Food Pairings Beef, pork, game, classic leg of lamb... even hamburgers and SPAMburgers! Awards - Gold Medal, Orange County Wine Competition! Technical Notes: Varietal: 100% Syrah Alcohol: 14.2% Titratable Acid: 0.57 grams/100ml pH: 3.71 Volatile Acid: 0.073 grams/100mL Brix at Harvest: 25.1 Aging: 19 months Oak: American & Hungarian oak - 40% New Return to Twisted Oak Wine List

Region: USA » California » Calaveras

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Varietal: Syrah
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We specialize in wines made from Spanish and Rhone varieties grown here in Calaveras County, CA. We also specialize in rubber chickens...

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Snooth User: dddunn
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4.00 5
09/29/2009

Very big Syrah. Quite typical of Calaveras County Syrah, but more balanced than some of its brethren from the same appellation. Beautiful rich purple color. Nose is subtle, and a tad sweet. Big fruit, blueberry, spice, leather. This is worth a try. You won't be disappointed.


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Source: AmericanWinery.com
07/24/2009

This Syrah is big, Bold and deep Purple in color. You’ll detect pronounced aromas of raspberries and white peppers, along with perhaps a little Smoke on the Water. You’ll taste Lazy flavors of plums, grapes, vanilla, cloves and pepper. This is a wine that might make you feel like a Highway Star, but it might be better to stay at home and enjoy it with your Woman From Tokyo.



Tasting Notes: This Syrah is Big, Bold and Deep Purple in color. You'll detect pronounced aromas of raspberries and white peppers, along with perhaps a little Smoke on the Water. You'll taste Lazy flavors of plums, grapes, vanilla, cloves and pepper. This is a wine that might make you feel like a Highway Star, but it might be better to stay at home and enjoy it with your Woman From Tokyo. Vineyard Notes The 2004 Calaveras County Syrah is a blend of Syrahs from 6 different vineyards. The season started off with an early budbreak in Calaveras County. The weather slowly warmed up resulting in a very protracted bloom period. This kept the berries small and assisted with a very low skin/juice ratio. After bloom, the weather turned quite hot... very typical for our region in July and August. We had a late heat spell that kicked the vines into ripeness just before the weather changed up and sent some rains down. Winemaking Notes Upon reaching the winery, the fruit was fermented with approximately 80% of the berries crushed and 20% destemmed and left as "whole-berries". After primary fermentation, the wine was pressed and racked to barrels where we induce the secondary, or malolactic, fermentation to soften the mouthfeel. The wine spent 19 months in new American and Hungarian oak before being bottled. Food Pairings Beef, pork, game, classic leg of lamb... even hamburgers and SPAMburgers! Awards - Gold Medal, Orange County Wine Competition! Technical Notes: Varietal: 100% Syrah Alcohol: 14.2% Titratable Acid: 0.57 grams/100ml pH: 3.71 Volatile Acid: 0.073 grams/100mL Brix at Harvest: 25.1 Aging: 19 months Oak: American & Hungarian oak - 40% New Return to Twisted Oak Wine List

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