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label Field Book Syrah 2015

2015 Field Book Syrah

We are very excited to present the 2015 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 source our grapes 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. The 22-acre site is influenced by early morning fog coming off the San Francisco Bay, followed by warm sun exposure and late afternoon wind. Wines from this moderate growing region are intensely flavored, deeply colored, and full-bodied, with mouth-filling tannins, silky texture, and natural, fresh acidity. Field Book is produced in extremely limited quantities—only 98 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 16% Viognier to enhance its floral aromatics. The 2015 Field Book is fragrant and lively—a genuine expression of the vintage and the famed Griffin’s Lair Vineyard, recognized by aficionados as a prime site for growing Syrah.

Winemaker Notes: Powerful, open and approachable with juicy bright blue fruits. Blueberries and blackberries with a hint of complexity coming from the co-fermented Viognier. An inviting nose draws you in with hints of cured charcuterie, forest floor, and cocoa that is confirmed on the palate. Structured and focused with fine, dusty tannins, this wine has immense concentration and presence.

Fact Sheet
  • SOURCE OF GRAPES
    Griffin’s Lair Vineyard
  • APPELLATION
    Sonoma Coast
  • OAK PROFILE
    Aged 16 months
    French oak barrels (new 20%)
  • BLENDING DETAIL
    Syrah 84%
    Viognier 16%
  • RELEASE DATE
    August 1, 2017
  • AMOUNT PRODUCED
    98 cases of 750 ml
  • WINERY RETAIL PRICE
    $50 per 750 ml bottle
Fact Sheet
“Although Spottswoode is best known for the superb Cabernet Sauvignons, the estate also does quite well with their Syrah.”

Antonio Galloni, The Wine Advocate

label Field Book Syrah 2015
“Although Spottswoode is best known for the superb Cabernet Sauvignons, the estate also does quite well with their Syrah.”

Antonio Galloni, The Wine Advocate

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