2008 Exuberance Syrah
Live, Drink, Dream!
Wine Technical Data:
100% Estate Grown
Exuberance describes our emotions upon learning that our first vintage of Syrah was judged by 47 judges to be the best red wine from more than 4,300 wines in the 2007 San Francisco International Wine Competition (www.sfwinecomp.com). 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. Back-to-back Gold & 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: “The smells of sweet spices and floral-accented berry fruit gain additional breadth from background notes of smokes meats. Medium-full to full in weight on the palate and very well-balanced flavors, this wine is not overly tannic, but its careful construction augurs well for several years of improvement in the bottle…” Connoisseurs’ Guide to California Wine.
For more information, please contact Bill Canihan at (415) 929-8190 or Bill@CanihanWines.com