The Inheritance Syrah, 2015

Produced by Kivelstadt Cellars

The color is a vivid ruby, which with age is showing some brick. The wine has a heady spice and smoke with dark berry aromas that are accented by white flowers and garrigue. Rich in texture with a backbone of soft yet present tannin, which the Kivelstadt Estate Vineyard always provides.

Icons/location pin Sonoma Valley, Sonoma, California
Icons/wine/red Syrah
Icons/star Limited wine (274 cases produced)
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The details

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

Steak, Pasta With Red Sauce, Thanksgiving Dinner

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Tasting Notes

Floral, Spice, Dark Berry

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A Place In History

2015 was another in a string of very hot vintages. It was one of the earliest harvests in California’s history! What was even more historic was the miniscule volume of fruit- Many growers reported yields 30% to 50% lower than expected. Even more historic is the quality! This vintage is truly exceptional the only issue is there isn’t much of it to go around.

Sonoma, California

Kivelstadt Cellars

Kivelstadt Cellars was founded on our love of amazing California vineyards.

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Nerdy Details

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What's in the bottle
Syrah ()
ABV: 14.3%
Harvest
Syrah from Kivelstadt Vineyard, Sonoma Valley ().
Press: The free run juice went straight to barrel in which natural malolactic fermentation occurred.
Winemaking
Fermentation: The grapes received a 3-day cold soak at 55F prior to fermentation in in an open top fermenter. 35% went in whole cluster and the rest was de-stemmed. Following the cold soak, the tank temperature was raised to 85F and the fermentation moved forward without the addition of yeast
Aging
The wine was aged in 20% new French oak and 80% neutral French oak for 22 months prior to bottling.

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