2017 Nickel & Nickel Darien Vineyard Syrah, Russian River Valley, Sonoma
2017 Nickel & Nickel Darien Vineyard Syrah, Russian River Valley, Sonoma
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SKU: 003-SDA172

Luscious dark fruit and hints of cedar, tobacco and spice envelop the palate of this versatile, food-friendly Russian River Syrah.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Syrah
Appellation
Russian River Valley
Harvest Date
September 27, 2017
Aging
French oak barrels (48% new, 52% once-used)
Alcohol %
14.4
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Powerful and intense, the 2017 Darien Syrah seduces with its earthy aromatics. Captivating flavors of fresh picked wild berries and crisp plum unfold on the palate alongside wet earth, cigar, toasted nuts, and forest floor. Rich flavor with supple tannins make this wine complex yet approachable.
Vineyard Notes
Tucked into the gently rolling hills of Sonoma’s Russian River Valley, Darien Vineyard enjoys a moderate climate and well-drained, loamy soils. The Syrah vines were planted in 2000 and 2001, and benefit from cool, foggy mornings that give way to warm afternoon sun from the southeast, allowing the exposed fruit to ripen evenly. The clusters tend to be fairly long in size and tightly packed. There are two different clones planted in the vineyard, each contributing its own unique flavors to the wine. Nickel & Nickel selects fruit from three-and three- quarter acres of the 25-acre vineyard.