2007 Exuberance Syrah
Wine Technical Data:
100% Estate Grown
$49 per bottle
2004 was our inaugural vintage. Our Syrah won a Double Gold Medal (Best Syrah), and was judged the Best Red Wine of Show in the 2007 San Francisco International Wine Competition (www.sfwinecomp.com).
Exuberance describes our emotions upon learning that our Syrah was judged by 47 judges to be the best red wine from more than 4,300 wines. We feel that great wines originate in the vineyard, and that the cool climate of our Sonoma Valley organic vineyard results in an exceptionally elegant Syrah. We believe the 2007 Exuberance Syrah is the best Syrah we’ve ever produced, even better than the 2004 and 2005 vintages.
Back-to-back Double Gold medals have proven that our unique terroir, meticulous organic farming practices, and minimalist winemaking philosophy result in exceptional wines.
VINEYARD NOTES: Located on the border of the Sonoma Valley and Los Carneros appellations, planted in 1998 with FPMS Clone 1 on SO4 and 101-14 rootstock, this 3.4-acre vineyard produces a cool-climate Syrah. Phil Coturri’s dry-farming, pruning techniques and biodynamic vineyard management practices result in low yields of less than 1.5 tons per acre. The vineyard is certified organic by CCOF.
TASTING NOTES: “Very inviting fruit smells redolent of boysenberry and blackberry make the early going here, and they are filled out by caramelly oak and by a light touch of varietal spice. Fleshy in feel at entry, yet sporting a firming streak of underlying acidity throughout, this wine overcomes its slight drift into heaviness and heat because its convincing fruit carries the day.”- Connoisseurs’ Guide, November 2009.
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