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label Field Book Syrah 2014

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.

Fact Sheet
  • 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
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 2014
“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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