This timberĖlined hillside Syrah vineyard is perched high above the Russian River just beyond the town of Forestville on the steep southeastern slope of Black Mountain. One of the treasures of the vintage, the 2011 Timbervine was hand-picked just before the rains of early October began to fall. Fermented with 10% whole cluster and aged for 21 months, unracked, in three French oak puncheons, the wine from this vintage is a classic cool climate follow-up to the 2010 and a compelling wine for our Timbervine enthusiasts. Structured to age 15+ years.
The 2011 Timbervine Syrah has a dark cola core fringed with youthful purple hues. The nose evokes vivid images of hands stained from crushed black plums in a bowl macerating with cured kalamata olives and a light dusting of white pepper. Another take realizes a goat tenderloin roasting nearby brushed with aged Italian balsamic. The unctuous mouthfeel coats the palate with plum skin and blackberry jam. The dark fruit eventually unmasks an underlying ethereal savory quality with cured iberico ham and black tea. Moderate tannins are well integrated yet persist to a long and memorable finish.
Greta Mesics and Eva Auchincloss
Russian River Valley
Black Mountain, Westside Road near Forestville
Planted in 1992
UNFINED AND UNFILTERED
THE WINE ADVOCATE #206, April 2013
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