Electric - Syrah

By Guthrie Family Wines

Syrah
Are we seat dancing while we’re tasting this and writing a tech sheet that will be a drop in the bucket compared to the impact that is Electric Syrah? Yup. If our carbonic Carignan is “Here Comes the Sun”, then this Syrah is “Moonage Daydream”. Or maybe it’s “Let’s Spend the Night Together”… Either way, it should be played loud. This 100% whole cluster Syrah comes from Jemrose vineyard at the bottom of Bennett Valley, just before you come up Sonoma Mountain. The site is in such a chilly pocket we sometimes need jackets on summer visits. Individual enzymatic fermentation occurs inside every single berry, which is kept whole cluster inside flex eggs. After two weeks of being sealed and foot stomped in the egg, we then press to neutral French barrels. Once the wine is pressed it goes through traditional fermentation of the sugars via ambient yeast. Every year we find the one wine that tastes the most like Grape Hubba Bubba, and this year Electric wins. In true Syrah fashion, there’s a bucket o’ berries and pomegranates first and foremost followed by white pepper. The carbonicness turns a classically structured, powerful red into a bottle just soft enough to be served in the summer with grilled anything. Drink now or hold through 2030, preferably at cellar temp. PLEASE NOTE WE CAN SHIP TO ALL STATES EXCEPT: AL, AK, AR, DE, KS, MS & UT

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Total: $28.00

$28.00/bottle

If you want to know what California Syrah should be like right now, look no further than Blair Guthrie's Electric expression. Amazingly spicy up front, on the nose, and giving way to luscious fruits. California sunshine and elegant winemaking combine for a wine that is just as crushable as it is geeky.

Damian Priday, Founder of Vynlyf
May 2021
Vintage 2018
Varietals Syrah
Profile Wild Berries;White Pepper;Pomegranate
Body Full
Acidity Medium
Tannins Medium
ABV 13.5%
Vineyard Jemrose Vineyard; Bennett Valley, Sonoma County
Winemaking Carbonic Maceration;Low Sulfites;Minimal Intervention;Organic;Vegan Friendly
AVA Bennett Valley
Cases produced 150

Meet the Winemaker


Caroline and Blair Guthrie

Owners and Winemakers

We could bore you with a long story. If we did, it would be a romantic one telling you how we met working harvest and made out behind the press, or how we dreamed of someday making California wines we could be proud of and passionate about. But we won’t do that. We also won’t tell you long stories about our organic vineyard sources, our abundance of judicious winemaking decisions in the cellar, or our love of varieties from the Rhone.

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