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2016 Les Voisins

Syrah
Anderson Valley
$36.00
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750 ml

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  • About This Wine
  • Vintage Notes
  • Vineyard Notes
  • Wine Profile
  • Technical Details

The 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.

Vintage Notes: 

The 2016 growing season had an early start partly due to winter and spring rains, which were a welcome reprieve to the drought conditions of 2012—2015. Furthermore, the warm and dry summer also contributed to the early than normal start to harvest. That being said, we had a nice, even keeled growing season with little adversity.

Vineyard Notes: 

Les Voisins Syrah originates from vineyards in Yorkville Highlands that share not only an appellation, 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 two of our Single Vineyard bottlings.

Wine Profile: 

The 2016 Les Voisins Syrah is a real expression of the Yorkville Highlands appellation, reflecting the rocky schist soils and the steep well-drained slopes. On the nose, hints of lavender intertwined with violet, and blueberry. Sturdy tannins and a nervy grip give this wine its spine. As the wine opens up, savory aromas of seared meats and rosemary emerge. The wine is certainly testy at this point, but with an hours decant, the wine is open for business. This wine will continue to evolve in interesting ways over the next 10 years, as new, hidden layers come in into focus.

Vintage Notes: 

The 2016 growing season had an early start partly due to winter and spring rains, which were a welcome reprieve to the drought conditions of 2012—2015. Furthermore, the warm and dry summer also contributed to the early than normal start to harvest. That being said, we had a nice, even keeled growing season with little adversity.

Vineyard Notes: 

Les Voisins Syrah originates from vineyards in Yorkville Highlands that share not only an appellation, 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 two of our Single Vineyard bottlings.

Wine Profile: 

The 2016 Les Voisins Syrah is a real expression of the Yorkville Highlands appellation, reflecting the rocky schist soils and the steep well-drained slopes. On the nose, hints of lavender intertwined with violet, and blueberry. Sturdy tannins and a nervy grip give this wine its spine. As the wine opens up, savory aromas of seared meats and rosemary emerge. The wine is certainly testy at this point, but with an hours decant, the wine is open for business. This wine will continue to evolve in interesting ways over the next 10 years, as new, hidden layers come in into focus.

Wine Specs
Vintage: 
2016
Fermentation/Barrel Aging: 
Fermented in 3 & 5 ton open top tanks, pump-overs 1 x daily during fermentation, natural primary and malolactic fermentation; 16 months; 5% new French oak
Alcohol: 
13.3%

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