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2007 Black Bart Syrah Port, Napa Valley

Berry licorice fruit, spice and marzipan aromatics immediately capture your attention. A beautifully rich pallet attributed to quality fruit, not high brix levels. The wine dances across the tongue with great acidity and vibrancy, the finish is long and concentrated. Release Date: December 1, 2009

Harvested: October 9, 2007
Blend: 100% Syrah Fortified with Germain Robin Viognier brandy
Fermentation: 4 days cold soak, 5 days of fermentation with 5-6 punch downs per day before fortification
Cooperage: French Oak–Damy and Cadus
Barrel Aging: 20 months–one-use French Oak
Release Date: December 1, 2009
Vineyard: Krupp Brothers Block(s): KB5
Soil: Red/brown loam
Exposure: Gentle south aspect
Elevation: 1,450 ft above sea level
Production: 104 cases

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