Pax Mahle, Syrah, Fenaughty Vineyard, El Dorado County, Sierra Foothills, California 2020
Herbaceous notes highlight the silky ripe strawberry aromas and the deeper black cherry notes. Taunt black cherry skins, black pepper and cherry pits keep things in focus. Vibrant and tight, this will reward your patience if you can stash some in your cellar. In its youth it will be a thrilling alpine-styled Syrah with lip smacking freshness and vibrancy. This wine will form sediment in the bottle as it ages and should be decanted and served at 55 degrees.
Fenaughty Vineyard is located in El Dorado County in the Sierra Foothills. The slopes of this planting reach 2900 ft and fall towards the north. Intensely aromatic from the elevation, the exposition and from the bright-red Volcanic, Aiken Clay-Loam Soils, this 100% Syrah was fermented using 100% Whole-Clusters and was crushed entirely by foot. Vibrant and high toned, the wine is aged for 6 months in very old neutral French Oak 500L Puncheons to preserve the vibrancy and verve of this high altitude, Alpine-inspired wine.
Country: United States
Subregion: Sierra Foothills