2016 Keep Syrah Kahn Vineyard

Napa Valley, California

Winemakers Jack Roberts (Matthiasson Wines Assistant Winemaker) and Johanna Jensen (formerly with Scholium Project and Broc Cellars) have come together to create wines influenced by the old world with less ripe fruit, minimal manipulation and great ageability. In the vigneron tradition, they do much of the work themselves from vineyard to bottling. The crest on the bottle is of Beverstone Castle, an 11th century Norman stronghold in Gloucestershire, England where Jack’s father was born and raised. All that remains of Beverstone today is what you see on our label — the moat and the tall ‘keep’, (from the middle english kype, or barrel) which was the defenders' last resort in a siege. It was also where they stored their most precious possessions, especially their wine.

2016 Keep Syrah Kahn Vineyard

NOTES & PAIRINGS

This wine hails from the Kahn Vineyard, a higher altitude vineyard located at the southernmost tip of the Mayacamas range which divides Napa and Sonoma Valley. Soil is Volcanic meets valley floor creating complexity in the wine. The cool nights and warm days give this wine perfect balance between ripeness and acid, we farm this vineyard ourselves organically. Picked at 23 Brix, this vintage varies that we tried 100% destemmed in this vintage making it extremely quaffable. Aged 18 months in neutral oak barrels. Meaty minerality, bright tannins, full fruit mid pallet, long finish. 90 cases produced

ANALYTICS & PRONUNCIATION

PRODUCER: Keep
APPELLATION: Napa Valley
VINTAGE: 2016
GRAPE COMPOSITION: 100% Syrah
CLIMATE: Mediterranean-like with mild winters and warm and dry summers
MACERATION & AGING: Aged 18 months in neutral oak barrels
ALCOHOL: 13.75%