ExTerra Syrah 2016$100 · Add To Cart
Technical DetailsVarietal: 100% Syrah
Appellation: Texas Hill Country
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
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.