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2010 Krupp Brothers Black Bart Syrah, Stagecoach Vineyard

Dark inky garnet hue. Complex aromas of boysenberry, maple glazed bacon, toasted oak, toffee, tar, jasmine, orange peel and subtle earthy notes. Flavors of blackberry, white pepper, toasted almond, vanilla, caramelized oak, hickory, plum, roasted meats and baker’s chocolate excite the senses. Tannins are fleshy and concentrated in the lengthy, elegant finish. Drink now through 2025.

Harvested: October 21 & 25, 2010
Blend: 100% Syrah
Fermentation: 4 day cold soak, 21 days on skins
Cooperage: Cadus, Damy & Francois Freres
Barrel Aging: 22 months–80% new French Oak
Release Date: July 1, 2014
Vineyard: Stagecoach: Blocks I3, T2, T3
Soil: Hambright red/brown and rocky loam
Exposure: Steep southerly and western
Elevation: 1,600-1,800 ft above sea level
Production: 154 cases
Rating: 90-92 points, Wine Advocate

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WINE ADVOCATE - 2010 Krupp Brothers Black Bart Syrah

"The 2010 Syrah Black Bart Stagecoach Vineyard reveals plenty of site-specific character in its blackberries, olives, white pepper and flowers. The 2010 brings together the ripeness of a warm year and the bouquet of a cooler year. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2022."—AG

The Wine Advocate
2010 Krupp Brothers Black Bart Syrah, Stagecoach Vineyard
90-92