Elegant Exuberance Syrah
Live, Drink, Dream!
Wine Technical Data:
100% Estate Grown
Double Gold Medal- 2008 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
$50 per bottle
2004 was our inaugural Syrah vintage. The Canihan Family 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 2005 Exuberance Syrah is even better than the 2004 vintage. This wine recently won a Double Gold Medal in the 2008 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (www.WineJudging.com), the largest competition of American wines in the world. Back-to-back Double Gold medals have proven that our 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 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 organic vineyard management practices result in low yields of less than two tons per acre. The vineyard will be certified organic in September 2008.
TASTING NOTES: “Like its delicious 2004 sibling, this is an engaging and surprisingly elegant Syrah. It is bright and rich to the nose, offering blueberry, boysenberry, red raspberry and red rose aromas, with notes of bouillon, smoked meat and black and white peppercorn in support. It is already silky on the palate, with a generous mouth-feel and lots of blackberry, raspberry, bouillon, black tea, powdered sumac and peppercorn flavors that linger in a youthful, yet elegantly expressive mix. Lovely stuff already, it should be even better if given another twelve months in the cellar.” – Don Gillette, NVWE 11/01/077
For more information, please contact Bill Canihan at (415) 929-8190 or Bill@CanihanWines.com
PO Box 29629
San Francisco, CA 94129
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