The 2005 Syrah is our second release of this varietal from the few acres we planted in 2000. The Syrah thrives on the east facing volcanic slopes of Sky Vineyards.
The 2005 Sky Syrah is a wine that both reflects the Sky terroir, embodying many of the typical Sky characteristics, and also represents a foray into unchartered vineyards. Our Syrah has all the muscular characteristics of a mountain red alongside the aromatics of a cooler climate wine.
Aromas of bramble, blackberry and cassis are book-ended by complex floral (violet/lilac) peppercorn and Asian spice (cardamom/cumin) aromas. The texture is supple up front but delineated in its finish and structure, a wine that will provide solid long-term aging potential. The 2005 Syrah is a wine with a high altitude attitude with a respectful nod to its northern Rhône brethren.
We produced 120 cases of 2005 Syrah. We have sold out of the 2005.