Samuel Louis Smith 2021 Syrah label

2021 SYRAH
Nelson Vineyard


Nelson is located in the Summit district of the SCM. The property was planted to chardonnay, pinot noir, and syrah in ‘99 after spending 30 years as a Christmas tree farm best known for silvertip firs, a variety that thrives at higher elevations. At 1700 ft, the vines growing in sandy loam and chunky sandstone are surrounded by redwoods and firs. Organically farmed.


Dark purple. Blackberry, white pepper, smoked meat, and pine forest on the nose are followed by black fruits and sweet and savory spices on the palate. Medium-full bodied with elegant chalky tannins, lending depth and ageability.  

Tech Info
Alcohol 13.6%
pH 3.80
TA 6.9
100% whole cluster fermentation
Native alcoholic and malolactic fermentations 
Ten months élévage in 50% second-fill and 50% neutral French oak barrels
Two barrels • 45 cases produced
Unfined & unfiltered

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