We call it Vieilles Vignes (Vee-Yeah Veen or old vines in French) because these are the oldest syrah vines in California., dating back to 1894 and more closely resemble trees (no trellis, no irrigation, no tractors)! In 2007 we are proud to have made one of the few under 14% Syrah wines made naturally in California and this wine was bottle aged for 7 months prior to release.
"Inky ruby. Sexy aromas of black cherry, smoky minerals, licorice and fruitcake, along with a high-pitched floral nuance. Tightly wound and more obviously structured than the other '07s here, but at the same time displaying sexy fruit and spice character. Finishes with subtle floral character, excellent persistence and fine, silky tannins."
International Wine Cellar