“The color is dark black cherry. In the nose there are hints of new leather, kirsch, white pepper and a touch of smoke. It is full bodied with excellent balance, great structure and firm tannins. There is great complexity and layers of flavor followed by a long, lingering finish. This wine is approachable now but will really show its best in a few years. Drink in 3 to 10 years, patience will be rewarded.”

The Unti Vineyard is quietly emerging as one of the best in California or anywhere for that matter. The vineyard is located in Dry Creek Valley just northwest of Healdsburg, California. George Unti and his family are passionate about growing great wine grapes and their enthusiasm shows in the quality of wines coming out of this wonderful vineyard. George relies on traditional farming techniques while incorporating the latest technology and innovations. His experimentation with new clones and high density planting continues to yield impressive results. We feel fortunate to work with the Unti family and are continually impressed with the dedication and passion with which they farm. Their efforts are borne out in the bottle.

Appellation: Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California
Composition: 100% Syrah
Barrel Aging:16 months in French oak barrels, 38% new
Brix @ Harvest: 25.3°
Bottled: Fabruary 2007
PH: 3.72
TA: .62 g/100 ml
Alcohol: 14.3%
Production:182 cases
Release Date: June 2007
Suggested Retail: $35 per bottle