Bell Wine Cellars Syrah


Bell Wine Cellars Syrah


Technical Analysis:

Syrah Source Canterbury Vineyard, Sierra Foothills

Harvest Sugar: 27.6 Brix
Harvest Acid: 0.49 gm/100ml
Total Acid: 0.62 gm/100ml
pH: 3.61
Alcohol: 14.7%
ging: Aged 30 months in French (52%) (48%) American Oak, (28% new) 


Syrah grapes were gently crushed to minimize crushing of berries and maximize fruit character. We fermented at 85 degrees-F with a Syrah yeast strain, and extracted color utilizing gentle irrigation over the skins. The wine underwent malo-lactic fermentation and was barrel aged in a combination of French and American oak barrels for 30 months. The wine was not fined and received one filtration prior to bottling. The resulting blend received three months of bottle age prior to release. 

Tasting Notes
Our 2009 Syrah is an opulent dark ruby red wine loaded with spice and black licorice aromas. This deeply structured Syrah opens up to layers of plum and cracked white pepper. The wine finishes with a touch of smoke and sweet wood tannins. Pairs well with African curry, cauliflower soup and dry rub roasted leg of lamb. The endless finish confirms the unique qualities of the Canterbury Vineyard. This delicious wine is a nice alternative for those seeking a rich, round, well-balanced yet softer style wine. A great companion to food, this wine will continue to mature gracefully for many years. 

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