' 2010 Syrah (Crimson Hill Vineyard) - Gregory Graham Wines

2010 Syrah (Crimson Hill Vineyard)

Our Estate Syrah is from our Crimson Hill Vineyard in the Red Hills district of Lake County. The vineyard sits at 2,000 feet elevation and overlooks the southern end of Clear Lake. The 27-acre vineyard is planted on a well-drained hillside consisting of crimson volcanic soil that provides the perfect site for growing great red wines. The climate is ideal for mid-to late season reds because the vineyard receives daily full sun with warm temperatures which are tempered by daily afternoon mistrals. Our 4.3-acre Syrah block was propagated from two Alban selections and two Entauv clones for balance, structure and increased complexity.

The grapes are gently de-stemmed and then fermented in numerous small open-top vats using multiple yeasts. The vats are either punched down twice daily until fermentation subsided or are fitted with screens to hold the skins under the wine for the duration of the fermentation.

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Cost: $22.00


Food Pairings

Charmoula Lamb Chops
Fettuccini with Beef Ragù
Moroccan Rack of Lamb
Roasted Spiced Salmon, Lobster Mashed Potatoes and Syrah Jus
Turkey Stuffed Banana Peppers
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