2012 Fenaughty Syrah

2012 Syrah

Fenaughty Vineyard

El Dorado

We headed to the Sierra Foothills in search of Syrah grown on granite in 2003. In 2005 we found Ron Mansfield and started making Fenaughty Vineyard Syrah. This wine illustrates perfectly why nearly half of our production comes from El Dorado.

  • Appellation: El Dorado
  • Vineyard: Fenaughty
  • Varietal: Syrah
  • Clone: Heritage
  • Age: 34 years
  • Elevation: 2800 feet
  • Soil: Decomposed granite w/ red clay loam
  • Yield: 2-2.5 tons/acre
  • Harvested: September 20, 2012
  • Pressed: October 2, 2012
  • Blend: 99% Syrah (30%WC) + 1% Viognier
  • Maceration: 12 days in open top wood vat
  • Barrel aging: 16mnths in 1-3yr French Oak barrels
  • Bottled: Unfiltered on February 18, 2014
  • Production: 155 cases
  • Release date: Winter 2014

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