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Varietal

100% Syrah

Appellation

Red Mountain AVA

Aging

Drink Now or Age 10 to 20 Years

Vineyard

Grand Ciel

2015 Grand Ciel Syrah

Syrah

Offering appealing varietal aromas of violet with bright fresh plum and fig, the 2015 Grand Ciel Syrah unlocks to reveal
charcuterie, scorched earth and this wine’s trademark whiff of citrus. Surprisingly dense, concentrated and powerful in the mouth, seamless and impressively focused, this vintage requires some study in the glass. Abundant fruit shares the stage with savory acidity here, practically insisting to be part of the dinner table.

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93+ Points

— Jeb Dunnuck

93+ Points

The flagship Syrah is the 2015 Syrah Grand Ciel Vineyard and it’s all from a single vineyard on Red Mountain, was completely destemmed, and aged in 30% new French oak. Similarly colored to the Signature Syrah, it offers more black cherry, currants, scorched earth, smoke, and mineral characteristics to go with a big, rich, concentrated style on the palate. Beautifully balanced, with both tannin and acidity, it needs 2-3 years of bottle age and will shine over the following decade.

Additional Scores:

94

Vinous

91

Wine Enthusiast

91

Wine & Spirits

Pairing Suggestion

Grand Ciel Syrah pairs very well with grilled meats, vegetables, wild game and stews, and chilis. Marbled cuts of beef stand up to Syrah – we recommend pairing with Grilled New York or Ribeye Steak.

Behind the Wine

2015 Grand Ciel Syrah

Grand Ciel Syrah is a single vineyard, single varietal & single clone Syrah from our estate vineyard on Red Mountain. Every detail of our vineyard has been designed to produce the highest quality fruit from the unique climate & soil of this prestigious AVA known for ripe & structured fruit. Our rigorous selection process only permits a small portion of grapes to become part of Grand Ciel.

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Vineyards

Grand Ciel is DeLille’s Estate Vineyard in the Red Mountain AVA.

Vineyards

Winemaking

Cold soaked 24-36 hours, fermented 12-14 days on skin, partial native yeast, aged 20 months in 100% French oak (30% new).