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2010 Black Bart Syrah Port, Napa Valley

Intense aromas are undeniably floral even from afar. Rich caramel, spice, and marzipan aromatics command your attention. A beautiful full body and balanced structure show the importance of ripe fruit and successful timing of fortification. The wine coats the palate with vibrant acidity. The wine has a long and concentrated finish. Drink 2013 through 2024.

Harvested: October 22, 2010
Blend: 100% Syrah Fortified with Germain Robin Viognier brandy
Fermentation: 4 days cold soak in macro bins with barefoot stomp once per day, 11 days of fermentation with 4-5 punch downs per day before fortification.
Cooperage: French Oak–Damy, Francois Freres & Hermitage
Barrel Aging: 22 months in 100% New French Oak
Release Date: October 1, 2012
Vineyard: Stagecoach Block(s): I3 and I4
Soil: Shallow, red and rocky
Exposure: Steep Southern exposure
Elevation: 1,650 ft above sea level
Production: 168 cases

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