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John Anthony Vineyards

2020 John Anthony Reserve Syrah

2020 John Anthony Reserve Syrah

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Tasting Notes:
"The 2020 John Anthony Reserve Syrah was carefully sourced from a micro-block at Crane Vineyard, one of the first plots planted to the Hermitage Clone of Syrah by John nearly 25 years ago. A deep, inky hue foreshadows a medley of black, blue, and red fruit aromas—olallieberry, huckleberry, and dark cherry with intriguing notes of kalamata olives. Followed by flavors of preserved berries, fresh savory spices, and a touch of black pepper. Mid-palate tannins command attention and release into an incredibly long finish, showcasing a subtle yet robust power in the mid-to-back palate. Aged for 20 months in 80% new French oak barrels. Only 100 cases produced."

Vintage Notes: 
Mild temperatures augured an ideal start to the 2020 growing season, with low winter rainfall contributing to an early bud break. Warm summer conditions were buffered by cool mornings heading into harvest, promoting evenhanded flavors and structure in our Syrah fruit.

In the Vineyard:
Year Planted: 1999
Varietal: Syrah
Clone: 470 (Hermitage)
Sub Appellation: Oak Knoll District
Vineyard: Crane (3.5 acres)
Harvest Date: October 2, 2020

In the Cellar:
Bottling: 100 Cases Produced
Fermentation: 80% New French Oak
Coopers: Tremeaux, Meyrieux and Sirugue Moreau
Barrel Age: 20 Months

Wine Specs
Napa Valley
Alcohol %

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