This block of Syrah is typically blended with the our two other blocks to make up the “regular” Holus Bolus Syrah. 2014 was the 5th vintage working with these vines. These own-rooted vines always grow smaller, produce a smaller clusters and make what we feel is one of the most unique wines in our cellar. In 2014 we isolated 100 cases of the own-rooted Alban clone of Syrah. With aromas that are reminiscent of black olives, rosemary and smoke. Aged for 14 months in 2 and 3 year-old barrels, 14.0% alcohol, $35.
The previous vintage (2014) received 95 points and a “Editor’s Choice” from The Wine Enthusiast.