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2007 Krupp Brothers Black Bart’s Bounty Syrah, Napa Valley

Deep Garnet in color with inky black tints. Lovely aromas of violets, blueberry, licorice (red and black), and white pepper. Intense flavors of olallie berry and blackberry with lingering hints of red raspberry. The wine coats the entire palate with complex and lively tannins.

Harvested: September 28-October 4, 2007
Blend: 96% Syrah, 2% Viognier and 2% Marsanne
Fermentation: 5 days cold soak, ferment with indigenous yeast strains, 19 days on skins in an open top tank with spontaneous malolactic fermentaion
Cooperage: French Oak–Damy, Cadus & Francois Freres
Barrel Aging: 19 months–65% new oak
Release Date: May 1, 2011
Vineyard: Krupp Brothers and Stagecoach Block(s): KB5 & I4
Soil: Red/ Brown clay loam over volcanic rock
Exposure: I4–steep south facing, KB5–north-northeast
Elevation: 1,550- 1,650 ft above sea level
Production: 588 cases
Rating: 93 points, CONNOISSEURS’ GUIDE

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CONNOISSEURS' GUIDE TO CA WINES Vol 34, Iss 9: 2007 Black Bart's Bounty Syrah

"If very much in the camp of those Syrahs showing the gamy, spiced-meat traits of the grape, this brash and broadshouldered wine is equally keyed on unabashed ripeness. It is laced with dark chocolate and fights with a bit of finishing heat, but it is so rich and well-stuffed that it succeeds all the same. It mayor may not find more refinement with age, but. with a few years, it should serve as a fine foil to flavorful braised meats and well-seasoned roasts."

Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine
2007 Krupp Brothers Black Bart’s Bounty Syrah, Napa Valley