This timber–lined hillside Syrah vineyard is perched high above the Russian River just beyond the town of Forestville on the steep southeastern slope of Black Mountain. We chose to hold the 2010 vintage exclusively in puncheon for 22 months, tasting it every few weeks to isolate the moment to capture the beautiful extended élevage in bottle. While maintaining typical sauvage character, this bottling of Timbervine reveals an uncanny vibrancy, attributed to the cool 2010 growing season.
Purple ink showing a crimson edge on the swirl. Creeping out of the glass are blueberries and juicy raspberries, followed by more masculine teriyaki notes smoked bacon studded with clove and allspice. The rich mid-palate carries through to darker fruit and warm cinnamon w/ an intriguing streak of minerality that meanders from start to finish. This savory yet savage Syrah is gripped by engaging tannins enhanced by some whole cluster and an uplifting acid profile. Graceful aging for 10+ years.
Joe Mesics and Eva Auchincloss
Russian River Valley
Black Mountain, Westside Road near Forestville
Planted in 1992
UNFINED AND UNFILTERED
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