ExTerra Syrah 2016

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Technical Details

Varietal: 100% Syrah
Appellation: Texas Hill Country
Alcohol: 14.80%
TA: 6.0 gr/L
ph Level: 4.1
Fermentation: 44 cases produced
Aging: Barrel-aged 18 months in 100% new French oak

Tech Sheet: ExTerra Syrah 2016

Tasting Notes

91 Points from James Suckling 2018 Report

This is Fall Creek's first 100% Syrah project and the outcome has left us wondering what took us so long. Syrah from Salt Lick Vineyards inexplicably gives us ripe and juicy fruit characteristics that one would expect from our climate as well as the fine nuances one usually associates with a cooler climate.

The 2016 ExTerra Syrah has haunting aromatics that recall violets, smoked rosemary, bacon and black cherry. This is a lively wine with a ripe mid-palate and elegant tannins. The finish is savory and juicy with a hint of black peppercorn and Gaeta olive.