2016 Lone Oak Syrah


      Our Lone OakSyrah – so named for the solitary oak tree that overlooks its vines at Evan’s Ranch – is produced predominantly, or exclusively, from the Estrella River clone, California’s benchmark syrah selection, which purportedly originated in the vineyards of France’s Hermitage region, the Northern Rhône Valley’s most famous Syrah appellation. 

      Compared to our other Evan’s Ranch Syrah, Las Brisas, which showcases the earthy, spicy, savory side of the syrah variety, Lone Oakis more voluptuously fruity.  This Syrah displays perfumed brambleberry, dark plum and red currant aromas with complementary notes of white pepper, black licorice, roasted earth and cocoa.  The complex mélangeof scents, expressed in this Lone Oak Syrah, is reflected on the wonderfully rich, mouthfilling palate, which is lush with ripe blackberry, cassis and spice flavors balanced by supple tannins and earthy/mineral nuances, all culminating in a deliciously long, savory finish.  It merits 5-7 years’ cellaring.

  


Wine Details

Composition:

100% Evan's Ranch Syrah:

  • 89%  Clone Estrella
  • 11%   Clone 7

Harvest Dates:
September 25th - October 1st, 2016

Barrel Aging:
15 months

Bottled:
March 8th, 2019

Alcohol:
14.1%

TA:
0.74 g/100ml

pH:
3.65