2018 Estate Syrah - Basel Cellars Estate Winery
Our 2018 Estate Syrah reflects the unique terroir of Block 8 at Double River Vineyard while the use of modest French oak further amplifies the character of this Syrah. The “Geneva Double Curtain” training form divides this canopy in half, allowing for more sunlight and better management in the fruit zone. We fermented 50% of this Syrah on the stems to provide balance, structure and personality, while retaining freshness and verve in the bottle. The wine spent 12 months on the lees with no racking performed, to minimize oxidation and to ensure depth and complexity. It was bottled in the late summer of 2019 to capture the vibrant and expressive nuances that were showcased in barrel during blending.