2014 Ursa Major Syrah
Eagles Nest is our Estate Vineyard on the Black Sage Bench, where the east-west orientation and famous sandy soil provide for maximum sun exposure and great drainage. Our Syrah is planted 8 by 3 feet, where we harvest less grapes per vine, but of superior quality.
Grapes were hand harvested and hand sorted followed by the stemmed whole berries and being transferred to fermenting tanks for a five day cold soak, twice daily pump over. Fermentation was maintained at a consistent 26 degrees.
Cooperage: French Oak, 20 months aging
Tasting Note: A robust wine, with an intense, dark berry flavour. Spicy mid palate with hints of red pepper and clove. A long vanilla and black chocolate finish. Serve with prime rib, tenderloin or filet, game, foie gras and strong cheese. Excellent aging potential.