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Spring Release Russian River Valley Syrah

Winemaker’s Notes

Dark purple/black color. Bright and lively, aromatic fireworks: wild berries, white pepper, savory herbs, and spices. Floral violet and black olive notes. Grilled meat and tar notes grow with time. Brisk white pepper palate entry. Cassis and licorice. Spirited, energetic palate. Natural density and blackberry richness emerges with air. Long, fine and penetrating back end. Decant for an hour in its youth and drink between 2013 and 2020.

Andy Smith

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38% Hoppe-Kelly Vineyard

33% Greywacke Vineyard

29% DuMOL GVR Estate

Harvest Date

September 12th through October 20th


Russian River Valley


7, 877, Estrella & Alban

Age of Vines at Harvest

14 years

Barrel Aging

Native yeast and malolactic fermentations then aged 16 months in 33% new French oak hogsheads


1050 cases of 750mL
16 cases of 1.5L
12 bottles of 3L