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2013 Waxwing Wine Cellars Lester Family Vineyard Syrah Santa Cruz Mountains CA

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2013 Waxwing Wine Cellars Lester Family Vineyard Syrah Santa Cruz Mountains CA
SRP: $35 Bottle / $420 case of 12
1-27 Cases Landed Profit Margin: 46.65%
28+ Cases Landed Profit Margin: 51.89%
FOB Profit Margin: 58.93%

"While this single-vineyard Syrah is too soft to age out the tannins, it is nonetheless a fancy wine for drinking now with Syrah-friendly fare such as game. The wine is dry, full-bodied and tannic, and the blackberry fruit has strong notes of crushed white and black pepper and charred meat. The alcohol is moderate, and the price is good for the quality." -Wine Enthusiast The Vineyard: Lester is a a classic cold-climate location, with sandy, loamy soil. The sandy soils are a result of the region's origin as a sea bed; geological activity associated with the San Andreas fault pushed up the seabed, forming successive marine terraces. The vineyard's cold climate is due to heavy marine influence - it lies at about 600ft elevation, and is only 2-3 miles from the Pacific, so it gets plenty of fog during the summer. Although the fog can bring challenges in reaching full ripeness in colder years, the marine influence allows for the slow and even grape development that makes cold-climate wine grapes so desirable. Lester is managed by Prudy Foxx. Prudy is legendary in the Santa Cruz Mountains AVA, and her care and attention really show at this site. The vineyard is nearly dry farmed, being watered at most 2-3 times during the year, and then only for 4-6 hours. This strict watering regime has remained in place throughout the recent drought, a remarkable feat not matched by many other sites. The deep (30+ ft) root systems of the vines (planted in 1998) and the uniformity of the sandy, loamy soils certainly help. Although not certified organic, this site has never seen herbicides of any kind. Winemaking: 100% of the fruit was foot stomped whole cluster. Cold soak lasted seven days in assorted open-top fermenters. Fermentation lasted for one week at temperatures up to 90 F. The tanks were vigorously punched down two to three times per day. The wine was aged in once-used French oak barrels for eighteen months and bottled with a light filtration. Technical Data: 138 cases produced Release date: April, 2015 Alcohol: 13.4% Ageing: 18 months in once-used French oak barrels One clone: Hermitage

Fanciful Name: Lester Family Vineyard
Vintage: 2013
Varietal: Syrah
Region/AVA: Santa Cruz Mountains
ABV: 13.4%
Annual Production: 138
Country Of Origin: United States
Bottle Size: 750
Bottles Per Case: 12
Closure Type: Cork
Scores: Wine Enthusiast 90

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