#whatweretasting | 2014 Lytton Estate Syrah

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2014 Lytton Estate Syrah

Tasting Notes

  • Aroma: Black cherry, honeysuckle, cured meats, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, violets
  • Flavor: Black and red fruit, sweet tobacco, black pepper, mint
  • Additional Notes: Medium acidity, medium-plus tannin, full body
  • Decant to aerate for 1-2 hours prior to pouring
  • Wine Evolution: Drink or Hold
  • Taster: Natalie – Monte Bello Winery, Cupertino, CA

Production Overview

Since 1996, we’ve produced limited amounts of syrah for our ATP members from our Lytton Estate property. As in the past, the 2014 vintage was co-fermented with a small amount of viognier from an adjacent parcel. Made from organically grown grapes harvested on September 6, with an average brix of 25.3°, the wine went through whole-berry fermentation in open-top tanks on indigenous yeast before aging for 21 months in 1, 2 & 3-year-old american oak barrels.

*The wine is currently available in our online store and at both retail locations; Monte Bello & Lytton Springs.

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