2015 Backbone Syrah

Best of Class, Gold - 2019 Central Coast Wine Competition 
Double Gold - 2019 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
92 points - 2018 American Wine Society Commercial Wine Competition
90 points - Wine Enthuiast Magazine

Tasting Notes

Savory aromas of smoked paprika, vanilla root beer and cloved tobacco accent ripe but restrained notes of caramelized plum and dark cherry. The focused palate is layered and concentrated, striking a balance between muscular tannin and a finely edged acidity. Deep mineral complexities frame fruity flavors of spiced blueberry, baked boysenberry, grilled red pepper and traces of Early Grey tea for the grand finale.

Picked throughout September and October, the grapes were fermented into 5-ton open top fermenters and pumped over multiple times per day to achieve maximum extraction. Aged for 22 months in French oak 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

Paso Robles
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Double Gold - 2019 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, 92 points - 2018 American Wine Society Commercial Wine Competition, 90 points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine, Best of Class, Gold - 2019 Central Coast Wine Competition


750 cases produced