Vineyard of Pasterick Syrah Dry Creek Valley 2006

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90 points Josh Raynolds (International Wine Cellar): [includes 3% co-fermented viognier]: Opaque ruby. Highly perfumed, varietally accurate aromas of dark berries, smoky bacon, olive and violet. Supple blackberry and cherry preserve flavors are complemented by olive and black pepper, with gentle tannins building on the back end. Gains sweetness with air so decant this wine for a bit or give it a few more years of rest. (May/Jun 2011)

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Vineyard of Pasterick:
We are fortunate to have a hillside vineyard in Dry Creek Valley, originally planted in the early 1900’s.. Today our vineyard blocks scale steep hillsides with slopes ranging from 20% to 45%. Long sunny temperate days with morning fog and cooling evening breezes provide perfect natural elements for growing Syrah and Viognier. Our nine acre vineyard is divided into six small blocks of Syrah and... Read more
We are fortunate to have a hillside vineyard in Dry Creek Valley, originally planted in the early 1900’s.. Today our vineyard blocks scale steep hillsides with slopes ranging from 20% to 45%. Long sunny temperate days with morning fog and cooling evening breezes provide perfect natural elements for growing Syrah and Viognier. Our nine acre vineyard is divided into six small blocks of Syrah and a half acre of Viognier. Two of the Syrah blocks were planted in 1990, two planted in 1998, one planted in 1999 with another planted in 2001.. The Viognier blocks were planted in 2001 with a second block in 2006. Each block is distinct in soil composition, vine spacing, trellis system, exposure, topography and fruit. The Syrah is cordon pruned and the Viognier cane pruned. The property has two distinct and different geological hills. The red hill is three million year old Sonoma volcanics with deep red clay, while the brown hill is one hundred twenty million year old bed rock. The red hill produces red/blue fruit with hints of cocoa, while the brown hill produces black fruit and spices. We keep fruit from the two hills separate and blend them together just prior to bottling. Our focus is sustainable and impeccable hillside vineyard farming practices. Our challenge is to keep in check the vigorous Syrah and the wild Viognier vines. Our Goal is to offer a memorable, complex, elegant, harmonious and balanced Syrah with a terrific beginning through the senses of sight and smell, a beautiful middle in the mouth, and a long rich concentrated finish. Read less

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Vintage: 2005 03/09/2011

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90 points Josh Raynolds (International Wine Cellar): [includes 3% co-fermented viognier]: Opaque ruby. Highly perfumed, varietally accurate aromas of dark berries, smoky bacon, olive and violet. Supple blackberry and cherry preserve flavors are complemented by olive and black pepper, with gentle tannins building on the back end. Gains sweetness with air so decant this wine for a bit or give it a few more years of rest. (May/Jun 2011)

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