2014 Les Voisins Syrah
The 2014 Les Voisins Syrah is a shining example of a fantastic vintage in Yorkville
Highlands. With a gorgeous deep purple color, this wine pleases on many levels.
With lovely aromas of violets, black currant and white pepper, the flavors of ripe
wild blackberries, figs and mocha combine for a deliciously satisfying wine. The
palate is rich with black fruits, spice and cedar notes, backed by plush tannins
that will be the perfect compliment to shortribs, lamb and grilled ribeye. We
recommend decanting for 1-2 hours before enjoying.
Les Voisins Syrah originates from three vineyards in Yorkville Highlands that share not only a property line, but also schist soils reminiscent of the northern Rhône. It is these soils that contribute to the spiciness and backbone of this Syrah. These vineyards are the source of three of our Single Vineyard bottlings. Fortunately, Wells Guthrie holds back a bit of fruit to blend together for Les Voisins.
The 2014 vintage started dry but abundant February rain came just in time to
break the winter drought. Warm spring temperatures encouraged an early bud
break that kept vineyard development ahead of schedule through the entire
season. Our harvest was condensed beginning September 3rd and concluding
on September 24th. For the first time, our Pinot Noir and Syrah harvest
overlapped. Abundant sunshine and cool evenings created near ideal conditions
for ripe and balanced wines with yields falling
in the normal range