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Goosecross Cellars

2016 Syrah
Availablity

17 in stock

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Availablity

17 in stock

Appearance medium garnet with specks of ruby
Aromas raspberry, strawberry, cocoa, vanilla bean, white pepper, violets, dried herbs
Palate cranberry, fig, gripping tannins, soft and lingering rose petal on the finish
Food Pairing Suggestions
This Syrah will pair great with prosciutto, arugula and fig jam flatbread, steaks in pepper sauce, grilled pork dishes or vegetarian dishes with mushrooms and black olives.
Composition

96% Syrah, 4% Petite Sirah

Region

Napa Valley, CA


Production
253 cases
Alcohol
14.5%
Aging Potential
Will age gracefully over the next 6-8 years
Vineyard
Syrah: Rancho Sarco Vineyard, Petite Sirah: Nord Ridge
About The Vineyard

The small vineyard source for the Goosecross Cellars Syrah is located just north of the city of Napa and provides ideal warm days, cool nights and rocky soil conditions – where the terroir resembles growing conditions of the Rhone Valley.


Winemaker Notes

Syrah is gaining in popularity and has grown from a little under 400 acres planted in California in the early 1990’s to over 20,000 acres today. As it is one of the more vigorous vines, Syrah requires extra attention in the vineyard with farmers being aggressive in thinning the crop, to reduce crop volume but increase fruit quality.


This wine was aged 14 months in French oak, 40% new.


Winemaker

Bill Nancarrow

About the Winemaker

Leading the winemaking team, Bill Nancarrow brings a wealth of experience making wines in regions throughout the world. He and his team are continuing the approachable, balanced style of Goosecross wines, while introducing bold new varietals and blends to the portfolio. His goal is to craft wines which show true varietal character by staying focused on the basics – sustainable farming with attention, care and diligence in the cellar.
About the Winery
Goosecross Cellars
A quintessential boutique winery with its beginnings in the 1970s, the next chapter of Napa Valley's Goosecross Cellars – named for the pair of geese that made the estate their home – is now being written by CEO and Vintner, Christi Coors Ficeli. Exactly how does a gal from one of America’s foremost beer families end up making wine in Napa Valley? Simply put, Christi and her husband actually met while working at a winery (Gallo). They decided one day they wanted to live in Napa Valley full time, raise a family and be a part of the community with which they fell in love. And they did just that!
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