1999 Napa Syrah

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Blend and Grape Sources
100% estate-grown Syrah from Yountville and Carneros.
Winemaker Notes
Compared to some of the previous vintages, anxiety levels were mild as the 1999 harvest approached and we observed grapes ripening to maturity after a long, cool growing season. Warm weather in late September/early October accelerated sugars, and in our Syrah vineyards the extended season resulted in dark fruit color, smoky/spicy aromas, and ripe, extractive flavors.