2014 Gnekow Family Winery Syrah, California
The wine is dark purple/burgundy in color. The aroma consists of blackberry, boysenberry, with some slight earthy notes. On the palate the fruit aromas deliver with a bonus of dark chocolate. The finish is medium-long with a lingering dark chocolate covered cherry.
The Gnekow Family Winery Syrah is primarily fermented cool to favor the preservation of the natural fruit flavors in the grapes. Because this cooler fermentation process limits the extraction of color and tannins from the skin, the wine is blended with a small amount of newer vintage Syrah that has been made with rich, dark color in mind. It is finished with a splash of Petite Sirah to round out the middle and boost the dark fruit flavors.