Cline’s finest Syrah offering. Handpicked from our 18-acre hillside estate vineyard in Sonoma’s Carneros district, this is one of the last blocks to ripen. Los Carneros Syrah is meticulously cared for in both the vineyard and the winery.
Our hillside Syrah is one of our last vineyards to be harvested each year. Grapes were handpicked and de-stemmed without crushing and pumped to our fermenting tanks. Must was cooled and cultured wine yeast added to the tank within 24 hours of crushing. The wine is pumped-over three times a day to maximize fruit and color extraction. Fermentation was kept at moderately warm temperatures and the must was pressed shortly after the wine had gone dry to achieve the desired amount of tannin and extract. The wine is racked once and then moved on to French oak with a dark toast level for 12 months aging.
This is our most flavor-intense Syrah and is one of the most concentrated wines that we make at Cline. Deep plum and cherry notes with hints of vanilla and coffee are notable in this balanced and big wine.
Pair this with fl ank steak or Moroccan chicken.