2007 La Côte Rousse, Syrah
The only one of our three Syrahs to come from two separate vineyards, sited about a mile from each other on Red Mountain. Three French clones and the classic “Phelps” clone combine in a multi-layered expression of fruit, dried herbs and earth. The French clones are grown at Ciel du Cheval , while the Phelps comes from Scott Williams’ “ranch at the end of the road”.
This mix of sites and clones provides a wine of dimension and complexity. This ’07 vintage is expressive with black raspberry, plums, black olive and a rocky minerality. Lush and sweet on the palate it’s more integrated early on than some past vintages, offering immediate appeal. But the RedMountain heritage certainly provides ample structure for cellaring.
Blending Detail and Aging Profile
- 100% Syrah
AVA & Vineyard Detail:
- Ciel ju Cheval Vineyard
- Kiona, Ranch at the End of the Road