2014 Backbone Syrah

Gold Medal - 2017 San Francisco International Wine Competition
Gold Medal - 2017 Orange County Fair Commercial Wine Competition
Gold Medal - 2017 Sommelier Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition

Tasting Notes 

Pours vivid crimson with aromas of fresh blackberry, dark cherry, savory jerky and smoked paprika. Full and layered, the palate boasts flavors of dried boysenberry and Acai puree that weave through essences of rose hips tea and sweet tobacco leaf. Subtle tannin, bright acidity and graphite-like minerality provide the backbone for a structured finish accented by expressions of white mocha, black peppercorn and olive tapenade.

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Winemaking
The grapes were fermented into 5-ton open top fermenters and pumped over multiple times per day to achieve maximum extraction, which was necessary to match the ripe flavors of the vintage. Aged for 22 months in French and American oak.

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Vineyard Notes

Vineyard Notes
The Cass Estate Vineyard, located southeast of the town of Paso Robles, exemplifies the quality of the Paso Robles region with its warm days, cool coastal breezes, and exceptional soils. Resting at 900 feet of elevation, the 160-acre vineyard is planted to 11 varieties on a large terrace above the Huer Huero River. Deposited over centuries, the diverse alluvial soils make for an expressive site that produces fruit of incredible quality.

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Wine Specs

Vintage:
Vintage
2014
Varietal:
Varietal
Syrah
Appellation:
Appellation
Paso Robles
Alcohol %:
Alcohol %
14.1


Accolades

Awards
Gold Medal - 2017 San Francisco International Wine Competition Gold Medal - 2017 Orange County Fair Commercial Wine Competition

Production