Inspiration Vineyards

2014 Syrah, Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County CA

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Appearance deep ruby with garnet edges
Aromas black cherry, blackberry, plum, bacon fat, white pepper, smoked cedar plank, leather, sage, eucalyptus
Palate blackberry, cassis, espresso, cola, black tea, pepper, meaty body, smooth tannins, firm on the mid palate with long finish
Food Pairing Suggestions
roast lamb, duck, BBQ, braised beef, hard cheeses

96% Syrah, 4% Viognier

112 cases
Aging Potential
Drink now through 2025 and beyond

2016 BEST OF CLASS ~ SF North of Gate

2016 DOUBLE GOLD ~ Sonoma County Harvest Fair

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Winemaker Notes

“Syrah has always been a special wine for us because it represents the Rhône Valley, a place in France we are very fond of.In most of our vintages, we’ve been inspired by the winemakers in Côte Rôtie by adding a little Viognier. For the 2014 vintage we also worked with two different Syrah vineyards, allowing us to create more complexity with the addition of some cool climate Russian River Valley Syrah (approximately 9%)

” –Winemaker Jon Phillips

Aged 15 months in 33% new French and American oak


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Winemaker: Jon Phillips

About the Winemaker

Jon Phillips’ says that his passion for wine is likely in his blood, as he grandparents owned California vineyards in the early 1900’s. His love of wine grew through his time working at a tasting room, teaching wine appreciation classes and taking courses through UC Davis Extension in Enology and Viticulture. Making wine in his garage for friends and family since 1999, Jon followed his dream, purchased 6 acres in the Russian River Valley and launched Inspiration Vineyards in 2002. Jon’s small batch wines have earned many accolades, and he also offers winemaking services in the region.
About the Winery
Inspiration Vineyards
Born from a dream and a mid-life career change, Inspiration Vineyards was created in 2002. Jon Phillips’ passion for wine, however, dates back much further to his grandparents who made wine in the early 1900’s. For years, Jon was determined to break into the wine business by working weekends in tasting rooms, teaching wine classes and ultimately enrolling in a class at UC Davis in Enology and Viticulture.
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