PharaohMoans Syrah 2010
Sonoma Valley- Monte Rosso Vineyard
Aged for 20 months in French oak barriques, 60% new barrels
From the historic Monte Rosso Vineyard, wonderful concentrated red fruit flavors with mocha, warm oak and vanilla notes. Old Vine Cabernet from the famed Louis Martini vineyard, originally planted in 1880 and procured by Martini in 1936. The vineyard has 100+ year old vines and produces extremely low-yield grapes with tremendous concentration and incredible aroma. The 1000ft. altitude of the vineyard sits well above the fog line, allowing the grapes to ripen more fully than the cooler valley floor. This is a very special offering and very limited obviously. E&J Gallo bought this vineyard and winery in 2002 and stopped supplying some of the produces who were buying fruit. Thus we were lucky to get some of these grapes. The B Wise Estate borders the Monte Rosso Vineyard and has the namesake red soils on our vineyard property.