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Syrah Tasting Notes


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Syrah Tasting Notes

2010 – A wine of great power and richness with a silky savory texture when it was released. It still has that power but with elegance, and a good balance of acidity. A lovely delicious wine. 

2011- A wine with great structure , balance and complexity  when young. It continues to   show its youthful side. Very fresh with flavors of cherry, cinnamon and milk chocolate. 

2012- A very fruit forward wine bursting with flavors of smoked meats, black olive and elderberry. The texture of this wine continues to improve with time. 

2013-It is a very concentrated wine with a rich firm structure and very good balance. It has flavors and aromas of graham cracker, cinnamon, vanilla, and chocolate croissant. It has a round satiny feel in the mouth and finishes with an orange zest and grainy tannins.  

2014- It is rich and vibrant from start to finish. Aromas of elderflower, a hint of smoked bacon, brown sugar and coconut. Flavors include pineapple, cherries, tangerine and brown sugar. Another wine that is hard to set down. So juicy and delicious. 

2015- Aromas of mocha, coffee, savory notes of smoked meat, and flavors of graham cracker and cocoa. This is a rich, juicy wine with many layers.  

2016- The wine has aromas of lavender, baked blackberry pie, cocoa powder, brown sugar, and wild cherry and flavors of coffee candy, candied bacon, toffee and orange zest


2017 Syrah, Sierra Foothills – Dalton Vineyard 

Our 2017 Syrah from the Dalton Vineyard is a supple fruit forward wine with seamless balance and good acidity leading to a long lingering fresh finish. It has great depth and richness with good oak integration. The aromatics include floral notes of lavender and gardenia as well as black licorice, honey, and bing cherry. Flavors of bing cherry, black licorice and lemon zest are most notable in this complex wine.  

100% Syrah 15.1 % alc. 

100 Cases Produced


2018 Syrah, Sierra Foothills – Dalton Vineyard 

The 2018 Sierra Foothills Dalton Syrah is a lush opulent wine with good intensity, great balance, and a long persistent finish with notes of orange zest. The wine was aged in once used French Oak for 24 months. The Dalton Vineyard continues to produce wines that are rich, delicious, and seductive.  

It has aromas of cinnamon, cassis, black licorice, coffee candy, clove, and elderflower. The flavors include cherry, plum, cinnamon and orange zest.  

14.9% alc.


2019 Sierra Foothills Syrah - Dalton Vineyard 

The Dalton Vineyard Syrah is a wine of great intensity, rich mouthfeel, and a very long finish. The aromas are hazelnut, boysenberry, clove, and toffee. The flavors coffee candy, hazelnut with some note of raspberry in the finish. Aged in once used French oak barrels for 26 months.  Another delicious wine.  

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