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2012

Syrah

Kick Ranch Vineyard
Sonoma County

This deep crimson colored syrah seduces with aromas of blackberry, smoked meats, plum, crushed rock, tar, lavender and freshly ground black pepper. Bold and full bodied, the wine coats the palate with flavors of boysenberry, leather, and vanilla, with chewy, ripe tannins carrying through the long finish.

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(92-94) points Wine Advocate

“Deeper, richer and more profound is the 2012 Syrah Kick Ranch. This barrel sample reveals terrific intensity along with a floral component interwoven with notes of blackberry liqueur, charcoal and a hint of espresso roast. Full-bodied and juicy with velvety tannins, this super-effort should drink nicely for a decade or more. ”
Robert Parker Jr.

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Harvest Date October 20

Growing Season The 2012 growing season has been described by many as “textbook perfect”. Temperate summer days moderated plant growth, contributing to smaller cluster and berry size during lag phase, leading to increased concentration of flavors. An idyllic Indian summer finished the maturation process, producing fruit with exceptional character and intensity.

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