2007 Dry Syrah Rose Alexander Valley

(not eligible for discounts)

In the spirit of Praxis where practice makes perfect, Bill gets to play a little as a winemaker.  He had not made a rose for over twenty years, but wanted to expand his craft again.  The Syrah grapes are from the heart of the Alexander Valley; the same vineyard where we get our Merlot.  The idea was to make a lovely dry rose for summer and this is it!

The wine is a beautiful salmon color with a floral, strawberry nose.  Flavors of strawberry, watermelon and guava are accented by a little spice and vanilla.  The wine is dry and has bright acidity with a medium body.

Production Notes

Varietal Composition
100% Syrah
Appellation
Alexander Valley
Alcohol
12.5%
pH
3.5
Brix at harvest
23.2
% Malolactic
0%
TA (g/100ml)
0.72
Residual Sugar (g/100 ml)
0.1
Winemaker
Bill Arbios
Production
400 cases

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