The final vintage and final bottles of what was a cult-favourite wine made by Dan Sullivan.
The 2012 Harvest benefitted from a long hot summer. Dick Singer’s Fieldstone Estate Vineyard’s County-grown syrah was the last to be picked. With well-developed concentration and acidity, a 4-day cold soak was followed by a three week fermentation after which the wines were gravity fed into a mix of French and American oak (1/2 new). Barrel aged for 18 months.
An elegant Syrah with bright mixed berry fruit, sweet spice, and smoky characters on the nose; on the palate it is dry, with lush tannins and nicely integrated oak. A beautifully textured mouthful of red currant, cranberry, blueberry and dark unsweetened chocolate flavours, moving to a savoury finish with a touch of fresh herb.