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2006 Syrah ("American Garage") Buy this wine
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2006 Syrah, American Garage The Neighborhood Cellar Syrah (Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County):
87%
Vidal Blanc (Southeastern New England):
13%
Alcohol by volume:
13%
Cases produced:
153
Vintage Profile (PDF)
Tasting Notes
This 2006 vintage features Syrah from a small, single vineyard in Sonoma’s Dry Creek Valley. The Syrah is also blended with a small amount of Vidal Blanc from Southeastern New England. Grapes at each vineyard were hand-picked at optimal ripeness. This is a classic, distinctive Syrah that brings forth ripe cherry and raspberry, floral notes on the nose, and settles down with a delicate, balanced finish. This 2006 Syrah can be consumed young or will unfold nicely over the next 5-10 years.

About the Year
2006 was an excellent year for both the Dry Creek Valley Syrah grapes as well as the Southeastern New England Vidal Blanc varietal. We crushed in late October as we waited until the grapes were at just the right brix before picking. In New England we had a lot of rain in October, but then some bright, beautiful days toward the end of the month. The day the Vidal Blanc was picked it was a picture perfect New England day with no clouds, a slight cool breeze, and warm sun. As a small, growing winery we often have many hands to help with the crush, and other parts of the winemaking process. My daughter Christina, who was four back in October, was able to help take crates of discarded stems to compost while my cousin Filippo (who has helped make our wine in almost every year) and nephew Anthony helped to operate our custom-made crusher.


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