2012 Starmont Syrah Stanly Ranch Estate Carneros
92% Syrah, 8% Vigonier
The goal of the Starmont Stanly Ranch Estate Syrah is purity of site demonstrated by structure and tannin. Dark, plum purple in color, the 2012 offers plummy aromas along with violet, blueberry, blackberry jam and toasty notes on the nose. The round entry leads to good structure and sweet tannins, with cacao as the highlight on a lingering finish.
Grown entirely on our sustainably farmed Stanly Ranch Estate Vineyard.
)ur 2012 Syrah was picked at peak ripeness and the grapes spent two weeks on the skins for increased color and concentration. The grapes were fermented using native yeast in open-top stainless steel tanks. The wine was then aged for 18 months in 80% new French oak barrels. Careful attention was taken to match oak and toast to the vineyard and wine characteristics, edging toward restrained to push the fruit’s character forward and respect the vineyard site.