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Skinner Vineyards & Winery – Syrah

United States
California
Wine
Red

The Facts

Origins United States > California > El Dorado

Appellation El Dorado

Cepage 100% Syrah

Winemaking Native fermentation managed with remontage. 30% whole-cluster. Numerous small lots and varying clonal material.

Aging 10 months sur lees | 28% new French oak

Alcohol Content 13.5 %

Production 500 cases

Serendipity Markets Texas

The Character

Tasting Notes The cooler 2019 vintage brought out the best in our Syrah. Opening up the senses with aromatics of spiced plum, wet forest floor and lavender, this is a wine that compelling from the gate. Finely balanced across the palate with black cherry, rare wagyu beef, toasted bread and blueberry compote. Tannins are broad-shouldered, balanced with a wild, satisfying acidity.

Aromas black cherry, blueberry compote, toasted bread, spiced plum, forest floor, lavender

Awards 91 Wine Enthusiast (2019)

The Story

Syrah has to be one of life’s greatest joys, and few places on planet Earth are as ideally suited for Syrah as El Dorado County. Syrah absolutely thrives here with our steep, mountainous slopes and granitic soils partnered with our dry, warm climate and temperate, breezy evenings. All combined we’re gifted with versatile material for us to explore the spectrum of its personalities, and allowing us to make something complex and downright otherworldly.
We employ significant amounts of whole cluster coupled with the inclusion of a small amount of whole-cluster Viognier in our fermentations. The result is fiercely aromatic and encourages deeper color and extremely round palate presence. We handle our native fermentations with the remontage technique; gentler on the berries, but aggressively more aerobic for the juice, encouraging high CO2 production which both protects and bolsters our aromatic profile. All to produce Syrah that is true to varietal, and sings the praises of our beloved terroir.

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Brand Story

Much like an unearthed vein of gold’s illusive promise once hidden deep within the rock, the contemporary story of Skinner Vineyards and Winery began with a chance encounter that would ultimately reveal six generations of family legacy built on the dreams of a Scottish immigrant and miner during the California Gold Rush with a passion for winemaking in the rich foothills of El Dorado County.


Brand Story

Much like an unearthed vein of gold’s illusive promise once hidden deep within the rock, the contemporary story of Skinner Vineyards and Winery began with a chance encounter that would ultimately reveal six generations of family legacy built on the dreams of a Scottish immigrant and miner during the California Gold Rush with a passion for winemaking in the rich foothills of El Dorado County.

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