2016

Cyrano

Taste Profile

Strawberry
Hibiscus Tea
Cherry

A beautiful wine inspired by a wonderfully romantic play.

“I always loved the play Cyrano de Bergerac. I even developed a crush on Roxane, which is why I jumped at the chance to play the role of Cyrano in my high school play.

A beautiful wine inspired by a wonderfully romantic play.

“I always loved the play Cyrano de Bergerac. I even developed a crush on Roxane, which is why I jumped at the chance to play the role of Cyrano in my high school play. After delivering the last line of dialogue: ‘My white plume!’ the audience fell silent. I have no idea whether it was because I was very good or very bad. (I’d like to believe very good!) To this day, I still think it’s a wonderfully romantic play, perfect for two beautiful wines.”

—Francis Ford Coppola

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Quantity

Retail

$35.00

Wine Notes

We use very little new oak with this wine so as not to overpower the aromas and flavors. The fruit is picked in the early morning, cold soaked and fermented cool to retain the varietal’s natural acidity. It’s then placed into mainly 1 and 2-year-old barrels for maturation. 

Because Cyrano was French, we wanted to create a wine using a notable French varietal. There are very few wineries in California bottling Grenache as a single varietal wine. Most vineyards throughout Sonoma County have limited acreage devoted to this Rhône varietal as it’s primarily used as a blending grape for Syrah-based wines. Over the years, we’ve used Grenache in a number of our red blends, all while contemplating a way to get our hands on enough to create a single-varietal expression of this dramatic red grape that enchants us with its unique combination of red fruits, peppery spice character, and garrigue notes. Eventually, we found a vineyard that produces exquisite Grenache, with enough acreage to create this poetic wine.

2016 was a traditional vintage in terms of weather. A cold, rainy winter prepared the vines for good yields and helped prolong the season, giving the vines extra hang time to accumulate flavor intensity. This vintage yielded outstanding fruit with excellent concentration.

Enjoy the Scents and Flavors
Scents
Raspberry
Hibiscus Tea
Strawberry Jam
Flavors
Pomegranate
Cherry
Plum

91%

Grenache

8%

Mourvedre

1%

Syrah

1%

Syrah

8%

Mourvedre

91%

Grenache

TA

.48g/100ml

Alcohol

13.3%

pH

3.8

Barrel Regimen

4 months, 1-2 year old French oak

Sonoma County 

Pairs Well With

Porchetta
Grilled Chicken

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