2015 Estate Syrah


90 points, Wine Spectator. The 2015 Estate Syrah is a beautiful expression of our Pleasant Valley estate terroir. Four French clones were selected according to the site specifications of our 2,600 ft. elevation, southeast facing slopes, composed of extremely well drained decomposed granite and loam, crusted with slate not unlike what is found in the Northern Rhône Valley.  Miraflores’ Syrah vines are quadrilateral trellised in a north-south direction to maximize air movement and photosynthesis through an ideal fruit cluster to leaf ratio. Grapes were picked at 25.5° Brix after attaining full sensory ripeness.