2017 Unti Syrah, Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma, California (750ml)
Mick Unti's notes ~ This 100% Syrah comes from 4 small vineyard blocks planted on the winery estate property in 1998. The clones are 174, 877, 383 and Shiraz #1 clone planted near Dry Creek.
The cool August weather in 2017 allowed us to make a Syrah in the style of a Crozes Hermitage or St. Joseph, meaning it has deep color, blueberry and blackberry fruit, with a hint of pepper and structure from tannin and acidity. It is an excellent example of how you can make compelling Syrah when you limit the yields in the vineyard. Don't let the expressive fruit fool you, this wine will age well for many years (4 to 7). Unfined and unfiltered.