2005 Syrah Nelson Family Vineyard
Nelson Family Vineyard
Santa Cruz Mountains
Lightly-toasted oak, a touch of vanilla cream, new tires and a hint of fresh-cured leather on the nose. Ripe dark cherry and cassis fruit are pervasive throughout this wine’s long, rich finish. Well balanced acidity intermingles well with the generous fruit profile for a truly sultry syrah experience.
Double Gold in the 2007 San Francisco International Wine Competition Gold medal - Best of Region and Best of Class in the California State Fair Silver Medal winner in the 2007 Best of the Bay
The Nelson Family Vineyard is located on upper Zayante near Summit Road in the Santa Cruz Mountains at 1700 feet elevation. The Australian clone of Syrah is suited well in the sandy loam soils. The vines are grown on a quadrilateral, vertical shoot positioning system allowing for super dense spacing. The vines are allowed to each have a low crop load, but there can still be a large yield while maintaining quality.