2010 Les Voisins Syrah
2010 began with a delayed bud break, followed by an unseasonably chilly vintage which facilitated slow ripening of the fruit. Despite a weeklong heat spike, our vineyards escaped damage due to our canopy management practice of limited leaf removal. Harvest began in late September, and in certain vineyards, continued until early November.
Our 2010 wines show pretty aromatics, supple tannins and sound acidity, and may be enjoyed earlier than their 2009 counterparts.