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2015 Fox Family Vineyard Syrah

The 2015 Fox Family Vineyard Syrah is made from grapes grown at our estate vineyard, which is organically farmed and completely sourced by hand.  The love we put into this vineyard becomes evident when you first taste one of the wines, like this Syrah.  Rich, elegant, bold and pratically melts in your mouth, our 2015 Syrah is a perfect example of Blair's winemaking talents and the amazing grapes he grows.  

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Vineyards and Composition: 100% Fox Family Vineyard Syrah; Los Olivos, Santa Barbara County.

Barrel Aging and Cooperage: Twenty-six months in two and three year old French oak barrels (Sirugue and Meyrieux).

Winemaking: The Syrah grapes for this wine are grown on a steep, high-density planting on a rocky hillside of the Fox Family Vineyard in the hills of Los Olivos.  This tiny vineyard is planted to the Syrah clones 470 and 383, originally sourced from the Northern Rhone Valley of France, and farmed entirely by hand.  These grapes are hand harvested early in the morning while cold, hand sorted, partially destemmed without being crushed, leaving approximately 90% whole berries and 15% whole-cluster, into two 1 ton open top fermentors. The must was cold-soaked for five days, with the addition of dry-ice, prior to inoculation and punched down by hand one to three times per day until fermentation was complete.  The free run juice was drained off and the remaining must was basket pressed and settled before being racked to French oak barrels for aging.  This wine was aged in barrel for twenty-six months prior to being racked from barrel and bottled in late January of 2018. 

Production: 65 cases made

Retail Price: $47 per bottle / Wine Club Price: $37.60 per bottle

Wine Specs

Vintage 2015
Varietal Syrah
Appellation Los Olivos District
Alcohol % 14.1

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