Syrah 2010, Bradford Mountain Estate Vineyard
Our Gravity Flow Block Syrah is a big, flavorful wine, displaying the classic “iron fist in a velvet glove” qualities that are very representative of both the vintage and the vineyard on Bradford Mountain.
By co-fermenting the Syrah and Viognier (a nod to the methods of the Northern Rhone Valley in France), the union of aromas and flavors begins at the wine’s birth. The Viognier contributes significant yet subtle influences with its delicate floral and fruit components. The resulting wine is head spinning with seductive aromas, big chewy, juicy flavors and lots of fruit. And, at the core of this wine you’ll discover that amazing mineral essence, the trademark of Bradford Mountain terroir.
The first whiff of this wine testifies to its complex and robust nature. Layers of saddle leather, loamy soil and minerality weave through the rich aromas of blackberry and plum. The qualities found on the nose are repeated on the palate, where dark chocolate, espresso, black licorice, mocha and roasted herbs join the plush dark fruit flavors. The concentration of flavors increases mid-palate, expanding and lingering in the finish.