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2017

Francis Coppola Reserve Syrah

Taste Profile

Elegant and layered with pure, vibrant flavors, our 2017 Francis Coppola Reserve Syrah displays notes of wild raspberries, anise, black pepper, and floral hints of lavender. Full-bodied and velvety on the palate, there is enough tannin grip to create structure and backbone.

Elegant and layered with pure, vibrant flavors, our 2017 Francis Coppola Reserve Syrah displays notes of wild raspberries, anise, black pepper, and floral hints of lavender. Full-bodied and velvety on the palate, there is enough tannin grip to create structure and backbone. Finishing long, the flavors are as intense as the nose with succulent impressions of plums, pomegranate, cinnamon stick, and toasted woods. A perfect combination of fruit, earth, and spice.

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$42.00

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Wine Notes

The 2017 growing season began with a good deal of precipitation, but after a mild spring, temperatures heated up and remained quite warm throughout summer and fall. The vintage delivered smaller than average clusters, which led to excellent concentration and high-quality fruit.

Situated in a well-wooded, picturesque area of Dry Creek Valley, the rolling hills and higher elevation of Nimble Vineyard offer ideal terrain for mountain-grown wine. Alluvial silt and clay loam soils in this region have a high level of organic matter. This accentuates the dark, jammy fruit flavors of Syrah. The climate here is also ideal with steady temperatures hovering around 85 degrees because the hills shield the vineyards from the Pacific’s cool coastal breezes. Even though it’s warm during the day, fog makes its way into the valley each evening to cool the vineyards back down. This pattern prolongs the growing season so that the grapes mature slowly and develop more concentration.

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Scents
Flavors

96%

Syrah

4%

Cabernet Sauvignon

4%

Cabernet Sauvignon

96%

Syrah

TA

.59g/100ml

Alcohol

15.3%

pH

3.83

Barrel Regimen

16 months in French oak; 50% new oak

Nimble Vineyard, Dry Creek Valley

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