2009 Bedrock Wine Co. Syrah T Block Hudson Vineyard
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I am not sure if this is the best Syrah I have made but it is certainly my favorite. The fruit comes from the front-ranch at Hudson from the oldest-existing vines in the Carneros (planted in 1993 for my dear-friend Michael Havens). Cropped at 2 tons/acre and picked at 24.6 brix, 4% Viognier and 33% whole-clusters were included in the fermentation for structure, spice, and perfume. The wine was aged in two 600 Liter Demi-Muids (basically small wooden tanks on their side) one of which was new, along with two new barrels from Ermitage and Rousseau. The resulting wine is deeply perfumed, dense, elegant, lifted, and satisfying.