Black Oak Syrah hails from the vineyard owned by Dan and Meghan Reeves located in the Los Alamos Valley. The vineyard is planted to Syrah Clone 99 and Syrah Clone 877. The 2011 Black Oak Syrah comprises equal parts of these clones. We believe this is the most age worthy of our single vineyard syrah’s.
Vineyard Region: Los Alamos Valley, Santa Barbara County AVA
Vintage Conditions: It was a year dominated by different kinds of weather. A nice cool growing season with a spring frost and some rain mid-harvest. The frost damage was limited. Light moisture in early October was followed by good drying conditions with sunny, breezy weather. Overall, good harvest weather and we picked balanced sugar, acid and grape maturity, with a normal crop level. It’s an outstanding vintage.
Harvest Date: Clone 877: 11 November 13, Clone 99: 12 November 13
Maturation: This wine was matured for 20 months in seasoned and new Françoise Frères French oak barriques. Never racked until bottled.
Wine Analysis: Alcohol 14.48 %, pH 3.57, and TA 6.6g/L.
Production: 322 six packs.
Scores: 92 Point Wine Enthusiast