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2016 Nickel & Nickel Darien Vineyard Syrah, Russian River Valley, Sonoma

2016 Nickel & Nickel Darien Vineyard Syrah, Russian River Valley, Sonoma

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SKU: 003-SDA162

With a plum-spice perfume, full mid-palate and a finish that's luscious and long, it's difficult to resist this delightful vintage from our favorite Russian River Syrah vineyard. 

Tasting Notes
Delightful aromas of plum and baking spices leap out of the glass, as aromas slowly give way to tobacco leaf, roasted game, vanilla bean, and light cedar. On the palate, the wine is bright upon entry and well structured with a dusty black fruit note rounding out the profile. Warm, toasted oak and integrated tannins support a finish that is luscious and long.
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.
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Syrah
Appellation
Russian River Valley
Harvest Date
September 16, 2016
Aging
French oak barrels (48% new, 52% once-used)
Alcohol %
14.3

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WARNING: Drinking distilled spirits, beer, coolers, wine and other alcoholic beverages may increase cancer risk, and, during pregnancy, can cause birth defects. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/alcohol.