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2008 Krupp Brothers Syrah, Stagecoach Vineyard

Deep garnet in color with inky black tints. Lovely aromas of violets, lavender, brambleberry, cocoa powder, licorice and spiced meats. Intense flavors of olallieberry and blackberry with lingering hints of chocolate and red raspberry. The wine coats the entire palate with long lived, complex and lively tannins. Enjoy now through 2018.

Harvested: September 12th to October 8th 2008
Blend: 98% Syrah and 2% Viognier
Fermentation: 5 days cold soak, 19 days on skins
Cooperage: French Oak Damy, Cadus & Francois Freres
Barrel Aging: 32 months 65% new
Release Date: February 1, 2013
Vineyard: Stagecoach: Blocks I4 and L2
Soil: Hambright red/brown rocky loam
Exposure: Predominately south/southwest
Elevation: 1,600 ft above sea level
Production: 41 cases
Rating: 91 points, Wine Advocate

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WINE ADVOCATE - 2008 Krupp Brothers Syrah

"The 2008 Syrah Stagecoach Vineyard is plush, round and totally inviting. This is a style that emphasizes textural finesse and body over the varietal notes that are typical of this grape. Dark red plums, flowers and licorice wrap around the finish. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2018."—AG

The Wine Advocate
2008 Krupp Brothers Syrah, Stagecoach Vineyard
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