2014 OVID Napa Valley Syrah
Our Syrah is truly hand-crafted in tiny batches, and our non-interventionist methodology has been steadily evolving since we made the first OVID Syrah in 2009. We fully destemmed the 2014 fruit to highlight the beautiful and vivacious fruit from the vintage. In contrast to prior vintages, this year we fermented the Syrah in a tiny open top stainless steel tank. Following fermentation it was aged in two standard French oak barrels and one 400L barrel without racking until blending and bottling it in March 2016.
The resulting 2014 OVID Syrah is both rich and lush, with deep blue and black fruits, luxuriant texture, and a long persistent finish. Aromas of sage, camphor, blackberry, and licorice – signatures of Syrah – are clearly present, reflective of the red rocky site from which it was born.
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