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2011 Time for Time

2011 Time for Time
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SKU: 99331

92 points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

In winemaking one must take “time for time.” This is the philosophy that guided the production of our first ever, extended élevage Syrah. An extraordinary lot from the 2011 harvest, the fruit is harvested from Syrah block 14 clone 174, and co-fermented with 6% Viognier to provide a slight aromatic lift. Syrah grapes are hand harvested, hand sorted and destemmed, with a five day cold soak and 18 day cuvaison. Once dry, the grapes are gently pressed to 300L barrel where the wine finishes malolactic fermentation. Inspired by the Guigal methods, utilizing extended barrel aging, the wine is then bottled after 40 months in barrel, unfined and unfiltered.

Spectacular aromas of cassis, violet, pepper, spice, and roasted meats, framed by a lovely core of black and blue fruit, all complimented by smoky, charcoal minerality. Deeply concentrated from its time in barrel, for all its richness the wine boasts refined tannins that are elegant and seamless on the palate.

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