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2014 Field Book Syrah

We are are very excited to present the 2014 vintage of Field Book, our special Northern Rhône-style Syrah crafted exclusively for our Top Spott! and Spott On! members. The name Field Book reflects the exhaustive search and notes recorded as we sought a stellar vineyard site perfectly suited to the growing of Syrah. We sourced our grapes again this year from Griffin’s Lair Vineyard which is situated on a windswept hill in the Petaluma Gap in the southernmost part of the Sonoma Coast appellation. This 22-acre site is influenced by early morning fog from the San Francisco Bay, followed by warm sun exposure and late-afternoon wind. This moderate growing region produces intensely flavored wines that are deeply colored and full-bodied, with mouth-filling tannins, a silky texture, and natural, fresh acidity. Field Book is produced in extremely limited quantities—only 124 cases are available!

Displaying Spottswoode’s trademark elegance, this classic, cool-climate Syrah is an exuberant California interpretation of a Northern Rhône style, co-fermented with 12% Viognier to enhance the wine’s aromatics. The 2014 Field Book is a fragrant expression of the vintage and the famed Griffin’s Lair Vineyard, recognized by aficionados as a prime site for growing Syrah.

Winemaker Notes: Varietally expressive aromas of black cherry, smoke, and black pepper give way to a powerful palate of cranberry, dark chocolate, and licorice. Powdery, structured tannins provide length and focus. A nicely weighted and balanced wine with a long, delicious finish.

  • SOURCE OF GRAPES
    Griffin’s Lair Vineyard
  • APPELLATION
    Sonoma Coast
  • OAK PROFILE
    Aged 16 months
    French oak barrels (new 10%)
  • BLENDING DETAIL
    Syrah 88%
    Viognier 12%
  • RELEASE DATE
    August 1, 2016
  • AMOUNT PRODUCED
    124 cases of 750 ml
  • WINERY RETAIL PRICE
    $50 per 750 ml bottle
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