Expect to find wild blackberry, violet, blueberry, dark chocolate, white pepper, exotic spice, bright fruit and the Buoncristiani signatures of balance, depth on the mid palate, and a lengthy persistent finish. Seventeen months aging in 40% new French oak barrels rounded out the palate even further, while adding more texture, aroma, and flavor components. The different vineyard and barrel components are blended in several phases creating optimum complexity while retaining balance, varietal character, and superior quality. This wine was aged in barrels for 17 months and bottled unfined and unfiltered in March of 2016.
To ensure our highest standard of quality, we source this Syrah from vineyards managed with our same strict viticultural philosophy. The 2014 blend was handcrafted from small lots harvested exclusively from our block 1800 ft above sea level at Stagecoach Vineyards in the Vaca Mountains above Oakville, and Larry Hyde’s Hyde Las Trancas Vineyard in Oak Knoll. Sourcing and blending Syrah from these ultra premium vineyards helps us create our profile of uncompromising quality.
Blend: 100% Syrah
Appellation: Napa Valley
Barrel Regime: Seventeen months in - French oak barrels, 40% new oak
A Passion of Four Brothers
The Buoncristiani brothers are bonded not only by blood, but also by a shared passion, vision, and dedication for handcrafting ultra-premium wines that accentuate the enjoyment of life. Matt, Jay, Aaron, and Nate were born and raised in the Napa Valley from a long lineage of Italian winemakers and wine lovers. They take pride in performing all aspects of enology, viticulture, wine production, and art design to share a true expression of winemaking passion. Handcrafting these limited production wines themselves allows for the utmost attention to detail in every drop of every gallon in every barrel.
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