|Appellation||Napa Valley, California|
|Oak Treatment||75% new oak|
|Total Varietal Composition %||68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc, 10% Merlot and 7% Petit Verdot|
The aromas of the 2016 “IX Estate” Syrah exemplify the strikingly coastal feel of the growing season. The bouquet offers gorgeous wild notes of game meats, niçoise olives, and sea breeze alongside delicious flavors of black cherry and dark licorice. Hints of graphite and cracked pepper reveal themselves subtly. The viscous texture of this wine is tempered beautifully by a bright acidity with a markedly saline feel. Flavors explode on the palate ensuring this deliciously succulent wine will become even more enticing over time.
The 2016 IX Syrah Estate is very deep purple-black colored with gorgeous blackberry preserves, preserved plums, chargrill and licorice with tar, mandarin peel, Sichuan pepper and violets plus a compelling peach blossom note and a waft of wild sage.