Sy•rée [se-rey] n. derived from Syrah and “cuvée” (blend)
Our 2005 Syrée is based on three varieties – Syrah, Petite Sirah and Cabernet Sauvignon – chosen from several highly regarded vineyards throughout the Paso Robles AVA. The Syrah and Petite Sirah lots were pumped over during fermentation and kept on the skins for up to 15 days to extract the maximum amount of color and tannins. The Cabernet Sauvignon was partially fermented in open top oak barrels, building up the structure of this wine. After being transferred to 100% French oak barrels, the lots were blended after one year of aging and put back in to barrels for an additional six months.
The Ryan Road Syrah provides the dark color; always delivering ripe and sweet fruit. Grapes from Penman Springs Petite Sirah is the backbone of this wine; tannic and black in color, the perfect blending component. Adelaida Springs Cabernet Sauvignon, a Westside, high elevation Cabernet Sauvignon adds spice and character to this wine.
Now thru 2015
- Color: Dark cherry red
- Aroma: Dark, black berry fruit with bitter sweet chocolate, vanilla and some cedar
- Taste: Initially soft on the tongue, the wine releases its dominant character on the mid palate. Loaded with spice and ripe fruit this wine ends with a prolonged finish.
- 90 Points – Wine Enthusiast, November 2008