Clos Saron, Black Pearl Syrah, Sierra Foothills, California 2009

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Clos Saron, Black Pearl Syrah, Sierra Foothills, California 2009

38.00

This wine doesn't exist. Or, perhaps more accurately, it won't exist once these last few bottles have been consumed, because this was the last vintage ever made from this great, but vulnerable vineyard. Repeated waves of spring frosts have made it impossible to produce a viable amount of wine for a singular bottling, so the grapes will be added to a blend from now on. What a pity! This is a really wonderful expression of a bio-dynamically-farmed Syrah (co-fermented with Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot). Ink, polish, poached plums, ripe skins and fruit-soaked wood give a plush impression on the palate. The fermentation is initiated by wild yeasts and no chemical additives are used during its maturation and it is bottled unfined and unfiltered, so it has all the unadorned transparency of a 'natural' wine, with a rich and opulent intensity, but without too burdensome an alcohol content. A very beautiful farewell to a great site. 13.5% alc. Drink now-2018.

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