Knights Family Vineyard Syrah, 2018

Produced by Two Shepherds

The valley the vineyard is situated and sees considerable fog, ripens slowly in the cool climate, creating a classic Northern Rhone style Syrah, perhaps one of our best yet. The color is a pretty, bright garnet, with classic Northern Rhone notes of dried herbs, thyme, cured meat, black olive.

Icons/location pin Sonoma, California
Icons/wine/red Northern Rhone-style Red
Icons/star Rare wine (50 cases produced)
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The details

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Structure
  • Tannin
  • Body
  • Acidity
  • Sweetness
  • Funkiness
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Food Pairing

Hard Cheese, Grilled Meats, Roast Lamb, Duck

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Tasting Notes

Blueberry, Cured Meat, Dried Herb, Thyme, Olive

What's cool?

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Hand-harvested

We are delighted for our premier offer of a small Syrah vineyard in Glen Ellen area of Sonoma Valley. This 1/2 acre is hand and organically farmed by the Knight family, and hand picked by us!

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Organic Farming

farmed organically

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Other

Small lot, only 2 barrels 50 cases!

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Unique Climate

Chaparral, an ecosystem unique to 5 acres in the world, is characterized by drought-hardy shrubs, a Mediterranean climate and an unmistakable scent. Sonoma Valley is one of these wilderness communities and home to this vineyard.

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Barrel-aged

9 months in neutral French oak

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DTC Only

via Two Shepherds and Vinebase only

California

Two Shepherds

Natural wines (native yeast, organic farming, no additions other than SO2) that are clean and fun!

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Nerdy Details

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What's in the bottle
Syrah (100%)
ABV: 13.2%
Acidity: ph of 3.8 acidity of 5.5 g/l
Harvest
Syrah from Sonoma Valley (100%). Harvested at 22.0 brix .
Winemaking
Fermentation: fermented with native yeast, in small 1/2 ton bins.
Malolactic fermentation: 100%
Clarification: Unfined, unfiltered
Aging
aged in old French oak barrels for 9 months. Enjoy this classic style of cool climate Syrah.
Bottled on: 2019-07-16

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