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2006 Black Bart Syrah, Stagecoach Vineyard

Sweet aromas of blueberries, black raspberries, lavender, as well as bacon fat and graphite. Unctuous with mouth filling flavors of raspberries, black raspberries, blueberries, vanilla, and smoky oak. The tannins transition seamlessly across the palate of this full bodied wine.

Harvested: October 7, 2006
Blend: 97% Syrah and 3% Viognier
Fermentation: 5 days cold soak, 21 days on skins
Cooperage: French Oak–Damy, Cadus & Francois Freres
Barrel Aging: 16 months–85% new French Oak
Release Date: December 1, 2008
Vineyard: Stagecoach Block(s): I4, L2
Soil: Hambright–red/brown loam over rock
Exposure: Steep southerly aspect 1,650 ft above sea level
Elevation: 700 cases
Production: 91 points, WINE SPECTATOR

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What I’m Drinking Now: Savor Dallas

"Black Bart Stagecoach Vineyard Syrah - I love this vineyard, the land produces great, great grapes.  The Krupp Brothers create a Syrah filled with berry, spice, smoke and bacon fat…one of the attributes that I love in Syrah but is not always common.  Only 700 cases of the 2006 were made of this bold wine so grab one if you can."

D Magazie
2006 Black Bart Syrah, Stagecoach Vineyard
WINE SPECTATOR - 06 Black Bart Syrah, Stagecoach Vineyard 91 Points

Firmly tannic, yet rich and flavorful, with zesty wild berry, spice, pepper and blackberry fruit. Tightly wound and structured, with a long, persistent finish. Best from 2010 through 2016. 695 cases made. –JL

Wine Spectator
2006 Black Bart Syrah, Stagecoach Vineyard