2016 Estate Syrah


ABV: 13.3%
Nose (aromas):
 dried meat, blackberry cough drop, sandalwood, leather, smoked oak wood
Flavor (palate): peppered meat, marionberry, rich vanilla chai tea, hint of ground espresso bean
Winemaker’s Notes: This is a rich wine, with textured layers, and a lengthy finish. In classic cooler climate Syrah style, you are rewarded with this wine’s meat and spice notes, all wrapped in dark fruit. Again, anything grilled or smoked, from veggies to cedar plank salmon or meat, will be a hit with this Syrah. Carhartt Syrah is also textbook with lamb, so fire up the grill and start the party!
Ageing Potential: Now – 2030+
Additional Notes: This is the last year of our original “four clone blend” Estate Syrah as we are currently grafting and re-planting some of our oldest Syrah vines. With that said, enjoy this vintage and don’t be afraid to “put some aside” for down the road – “collector’s item!”

Production Notes

  • Carhartt Vineyard: ten acre vineyard, high on a mesa in the heart of the santa ynez valley.
  • Varietal composition: 100% syrah, clone 470, 174 on 1103p and 877, estrella on 5c rootstock, vertical trellis.
  • Fermentation: small lots, cold soak, punch downs, pump overs, & gently pressed.
  • Cooperage: 17 months in oak (35% new)
  • Production: 210 cases, unfined & unfiltered
  • Winemakers: Brooke, Mike, & Chase Carhartt

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Produced & Bottled by Carhartt Vineyard, Solvang, Ca


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