Hand harvested and pressed with care, this wine was aged in barrel for 24 months to capture a fruit driven profile. Visually, the color is a remarkably intense purple hue indicating its raw power. On the palate, firm, fine grain tannins grip the entry, progressing to a rich, luscious mid-palate and culminating in a generous, yet balanced, finish. Aromatically, the wine boasts aromas of freshly cracked black pepper, vanilla, butterscotch, tobacco, black cherry, and cassis.
A 100% varietal wine made by Kirk Venge, this tiny-production offering is concentrated in leather and dark baked fruit. Rich and rewarding, it wears its voluptuousness well, showing the palate with firm chewy tannin and integrated oak.
- 100% Syrah
- 24 months in new Taransaud French oak barrels
- Alcohol: 14.8%
- A.: 0.62/100ml
- pH: 3.78
Consulting Winemaker and Viticulturalist: Kirk Venge
Proprietors: The Janzen Family
Total Production: 125 cases
Release Date: Spring 2017
Click here to download the 2014 Vagabond Syrah tasting notes.