Holus Bolus Syrah, Franc de Pied
This block of Syrah is typically blended with the our two other blocks at John Sebastiano to make up the “regular” Holus Bolus Syrah. 2016 was the 7th vintage working with these vines and the third vintage of bottling Franc De Pied. These own-rooted vines always grow smaller, produce a smaller clusters and make what we feel is one of the most unique wines in our cellar. In 2016 we isolated 125 cases of the own-rooted Alban clone of Syrah. With aromas that are reminiscent of black olives, rosemary and smoke. Aged for 14 months in 2 and 3 year-old barrels, 14.0% alcohol, $35.
The previous vintage (2014) received 95 points and a “Editor’s Choice” from The Wine Enthusiast.