Klinker Brick Winery 'Farrah' Syrah 2015
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"The 2015 Syrah exhibits aromas of ripe plum, cacao,and smoky oak with subtle earthy and floral notes. The palate is greeted with bright and vibrant flavors of blackberry, anise and exotic spices. Supple tannins and superb balance lend structure to this full-bodied Syrah with a long lingering finish.Enjoy with grilled meats or mushroom risotto."~Winery Notes
Item ID: #30028
Size: 750mL (wine)
Closure: Cork

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"The 2015 Syrah exhibits aromas of ripe plum, cacao,and smoky oak with subtle earthy and floral notes. The palate is greeted with bright and vibrant flavors of blackberry, anise and exotic spices. Supple tannins and superb balance lend structure to this full-bodied Syrah with a long lingering finish.Enjoy with grilled meats or mushroom risotto."~Winery Notes

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Klinker Brick WinerySteve and Lori Felten, fifth generation grape growers in the Lodi region, continue the tradition of cultivating "Old Vine" Zinfandel vineyards that their ancestors planted in the early 1900's.
With roots in Germany, Russia and later the Dakotas, the family settled in Lodi, first producing watermelons. Recognizing that the soil and climate were ideal for growing grapes, they began to plant varieties that included Zinfandel, Tokay, Carignane, and Alicante. For over one hundred years, the family has cultivated the land with the aim of producing top quality fruit. Zinfandel was one of the first grape varieties to be planted in the Lodi appellation, although it had also been established in other parts of California.
Grapes were originally packed in boxes for shipment to the East Coast and Canada for the purpose of home winemaking. In the early days of production, nearly all of the Zinfandel grapes were shipped with the exception of grapes that were used for making wine at home.
By the mid 1930's, grapes were sold primarily to cooperatives and larger, private wineries with a small portion of the production shipped east.
Historically, the vineyards were irrigated by flood or ditch irrigation and the inability to regulate the amount of water applied resulted in larger yields of marginal quality. In the late 1980's, drip irrigation was introduced, providing the ability to control the amount of water applied to each vine. This resulted in the ability to control the vigor of the vine, healthier fruit and ultimately, lower yields. With the introduction of more sophisticated vineyard practices, including shoot thinning, leaf pulling, color thinning and the removal of a second crop, the ability to produce the grapes of exceptional quality was realized.
Part of the extended Felten Family includes their winemaker, Barry Gnekow, who is responsible for crafting the wines from the inaugural vintage. Barry, a Davis graduate with over 25 years of experience of winemaking, has a unique ability to bring the best of the vineyard into the cellar, year after year, producing wines of distinction for Klinker Brick.
Another extended family member is Lynne Whyte Barnard, the President of Klinker Brick Winery. Lynne has brought a wealth of entrepreneurial experience to the winery, having owned her own wholesale company and directing sales and marketing for prestigious wine producers in California. She was instrumental in the development of the Old Ghost wine, label design and has been responsible for selling all of the vintages produced to date, developing national and international distribution.

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Powerful, seductive Lodi Syrah

"Kinker Brick Farrah Syrah Lodi 2015Tasting 6/2019Color is clean and clear but practically opaque garnet/ruby/black raspberry through to a tiny, salmon edge. Beautiful, viscous long legs.Nose has mint, licorice, floral notes, black cherry, herbs, asparagus, toast and a faint volatility of nail polish remover which blows off in a few minutes. As deep as this wine is, the nose is dominated by light fragrances that invite the taste.Palate is reminiscent of black cherry vanilla pie with spicy acidity. There is forest floor in the mid palate and finish with an emphasis on pine. The finish is long and warm and in perfect balance. Tannins are significant but do not overtake the fruit or acids or viscous nature of the wine. This wine should have at least 5 more years of development before it matures.Patience to decant for an hour pays off.Bolognese, wild boar, pepperoni pizza, chili, curried wild blend rice with chicken breast, Manchego and hard salami. A smokin’ buy for $17-Empire"

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