2016 Estate Syrah - Basel Cellars Estate Winery
A more "fruit-forward" year in 2016 delivered richness and intensity from out Block 8 Syrah. These grapes were hand picked in the cool, early morning, delivering freshness and preserving beautiful characteristics at crush time. This expressive Syrah spent an extended amount of time on the skins and fermented slowly over a three month period. Whit completion of primary fermentation, the dark and inky juice got pressed into neutral barrels for aging. No racking occurred during the barrel maturation process and the wine remained on the lees for 20 months. Only the most vivid and pronounced barrels were selected for the final cuvée.