2014 Labyrinth Syrah – Colson Canyon Vineyard
Beautifully balanced, our 2014 Syrah is spectacular on the palate! This full-bodied wine has soft tannins, slightly jammy fruit with spice notes of licorice, anise and earthy leather. Our previous vintage sold out quickly. Don't miss out on this one!
Tasting Notes: Complex wine with initial notes of plum, coconut and vanilla with walnut and sticky toffee pudding proving layers of complexity. Amazingly well balanced and integrated at 15.5% alc.
Appellation: Santa Barbara County
Vineyard: Colson Canyon Vineyard. Immediately east of Bien Nacido and Cambria vineyards at an elevation of 1400 feet.
Vineyard Mgmt: Planted on terraced west facing slope on VSP trellis. Hot daily temps of >90º F and evening temps of ~45ºF makes this a very special vineyard with complex fruit.
Composition: 100% Syrah
Harvest Date: Sep. 16, 2014
Vinification: Hand sorted, destemmed with ultra long cold soak with pump-overs and punch-downs. Inoculated with UV43 with a long post soak. 2 years on lees.
Juice Stats: Brix 26.9, pH 3.69, TA 0.475
Cooperage: 40% new American oak barrels. 40% 2-yr American oak, 20% 2-yr French oak
Production: 126 cases
Winemaker’s Note: 2014 is our last Colson Canyon Vineyard vintage. Dr. Reiswig sold the vineyard to Joey Tensley, also a long time buyer of fruit from this vineyard.
Gold Medal: 2019 OC Commercial Wine Competition