Fall 2017 Release
JebDunnuck Regional Report. 99 POINTS.
Always 100% Syrah, the 2014 Akasha comes primarily from the Torrin Vineyard and was aged, on lees, in 60% new French oak for 18 months. Blackberries, graphite, scorched earth, pepper and loads of crushed rocks nuances make for a sensational Syrah that’s going to flirt with perfection with a few years of bottle age. While I've always loved this wine from Scott, the purity of tannin and balance in this vintage is at another level. Hats off to Scott for this insanely good Syrah.
Winemaker Comments: 100% Syrah. From cool north and east faces in the Willow Creek District and York Mountain this is a remarkable example of what Syrah can do in cooler sub areas of warm regions. Additional 16 months bottle age prior to release. 90% destemmed plus 10% that was 100% whole cluster fermented. 7 day cold maceration, small open top fermentors and open top puncheons, native yeast, punch downs on skins for 5 weeks and basket pressed at dryness.