2013 Tor Hommage Allan 750ml
Tasting Notes: The nose on this 2013 Allan is all black fruits and spice with crushed black cherries, sage, BBQ smoke. On the palate this wine is extremely dense and thick. The finish on this lasts for at least 30 seconds with only sweetness and silk as it finally falls off. The 2013 Allan is almost a meal by itself with its richness and density. This is a bit more structured than the 2012 and should have at least as long of a life and evolution.
The 2013 Hommage Allan is the Hermitage to the 2012 Côte-Rôtie. This was fermented, destemmed and in an open top tank using mostly pump overs. The 2013 Allan was pressed just before it went dry and completed its fermentation in barrel with its original wild yeast and wild malo-lactic bacteria. The vast majority of the new wood was Francois Frères (all 3 year, air dried), and there were only two Meyrieux barrels. Like all our wines, this went to bottle unfined and unfiltered.
Composition: 100% Syrah
Winemaker: Jeff Ames
Production: 275 Cases
Optimal Drinking Window: 2017 - 2025