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2007 2007 Russian River Valley Durif
from 122 West Winery
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The first thing you will notice from the 122° West winery 2007 Durif is how viscus and dense it is, almost like ink in the glass. strong aromas of lilac and cherry delight the nose leading to a subtle and soft mouthfeel with silky tannins while orchestrating strong notes of blackberry. Mid-pallet, the intensity of the black fruits and black pepper notes grow leading to a long and delightful mineral finish followed by a delightful surprise of blueberry pie. Our Durif is a perfect compliment to a grilled meal of beef or pork.
- 750 ml (Standard Bottle): 160
Our 2007 Syrah features a dense and beautiful dark purple hue. The nose will awaken you with strong notes of black cherry, cassis, currant and white pepper. The wine starts with wonderfully rich and integrated tannins. Mid-pallet is where you will notice the white pepper and game notes balanced by black fruits that scream to be on the dinner table with a grilled rack of lamb. The wonderful, long lasting finish will delight you as it shows its incredibly silky tannic structure reminiscent of cocoa powder.
As with all of our wines, fermentation then occurred naturally with native vineyard yeasts over the course of 10 days. Native fermentation leads to more complexity and character. The fruit was then pressed where 85% of the juice in each barrel was out of the press (press run) and 15% of each barrel was juice that naturally leaked out of the berries during fermentation (Free Run). Generally, press run juice has higher concentrations of residual sugars, tannins and acids. The free run juice helps us balance this out. From there, Maloactic Fermentation occurred naturally until early spring where one racking took place to rid the barrels of acids and dead yeast cells (lees). The wine was then bottled unfiltered and unfined.
- Time in Barrels: 15 months
- % New Oak: 25.0%
- Harvest Brix: 26.4
- Wine pH: 3.86
- Kind Red
- Type Durif
- Appellation Russian River Valley
- Finished Alcohol 14.8%
- Cases Produced 160
- Volume 750mL