Wine Description & Statistics
|Santa Rita Hills
2007 Lafond Vineyard Syrah
The Santa Rita Hills located in the western Santa Ynez Valley imparts a distinct 'cool-climate' character to Syrah grown in the region.
This character expresses itself with complex floral notes reminiscent of lavender and a spicy component highlighted by distinct white pepper notes. Our Lafond Vineyard Syrah represents select vineyard areas where the grapes exhibit the most intensity of flavor.
This concentration allows the forward, dense floral character and dark fruit to complement the spicy component of the wine. The 2007 vintage is a selection of the best 10 barrels from the least vigorous sections of three separate vineyard blocks.
The core of the Lafond Vineyard designated syrah bottling continues to be the northwest corner of the 5 acre block grafted onto chenin blanc roots in 1993.
These chenin blanc vines were one of the original plantings at Lafond Vineyard in 1972. 15 months in French Burgundy barrels helped to round out the great intensity of fruit this bottling has become known for.
A fine choice for rustic, hearty fare and your favorite cheese such as Taleggio from Italy or aged Red Hawk from California.
Suggested Retail Price: 40.00
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