2007 PharaohMoans Syrah 3.0L
Tasting Notes: The 2007 Syrah is a blend of 92% Syrah and 8% Grenache and is showing much of that Northern Rhone style elegance, with juicy black fruit, white pepper and smoky meat character, as well as a tight core of well balanced acid and tannin structure. The mouth has superb attack with a huge volume of fruit beautifully integrated in the flesh.
Winemaker's Notes: The 2007 vintage was a very small crop but thanks to a hot August and an otherwise cooler growing season, the vines yielded grapes with great extraction and lower than normal and tempered alcohol levels. The wine was aged in a combination of Tarransaud, Saury and L’Ermite French oak. Our vinicultural goal in this endeavor was to produce a wine exemplifying the exceptional fruit of our 3-acre vineyard in Paso Robles’ Westside appellation and the dense structure of our terroir without the higher levels of ethanol common in many Syrahs.
Composition: 92% Syrah, 8% Grenache
Winemaker: Guillaume Fabre
Optimal Drinking Window: 2012 - 2035