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Syrah

Cirrus, Syrah 2013

R255

5 in stock

Notes

95% Syrah and 5% Viognier

'Cirrus Wines is a partnership between Jean Engelbrecht of Rust en Vrede in Stellenbosch and the Duncan family of Silver Oak in Napa Valley, California dating from 2003. This enterprise doesn’t seem to get much airtime but the 2013, currently available from Wine Cellar at R255 a bottle, is quite striking.

Made by Coenie Snyman and the Rust en Vrede team from Stellenbosch grapes, the nose displays aromatics of red and black fruit, pepper plus attractive oak-derived notes of vanilla and cinnamon. There’s apparently a dash of Viognier in the mix but this is not too much in evidence. The palate is rich but not short of freshness with lovely fruit concentration and well-judged oak, the finish long and dry. More heft than most of the new-wave versions of this variety but not crass or vulgar. On the contrary, a very accomplished wine.' – Christian Eedes, Winemag.co.za 93/100

Production:
The wine was matured for 18 months in a combination of new 300L French and American Oak barrels followed by 18 months bottle maturation prior to release. This wine is made in a typical Rhône style.

Winemaker's comments:
'In the early 1990’s I met Ray Duncan and his sons David and Tim, the owners of one of Napa’s great wineries, Silver Oak. Over the years our friendship grew which led us to establish the Cirrus Wine Company. Since our first vintage in 2003, I believe we succeeded in capturing the very essence of a Shiraz influenced by both Stellenbosch and Napa.' – Jean Engelbrecht

Analysis:
Alc: 14.76% TA: 5.1 g/l pH: 3.57 RS: 2.0g/l
95% Syrah and 5% Viognier

'Cirrus Wines is a partnership between Jean Engelbrecht of Rust en Vrede in Stellenbosch and the Duncan family of Silver Oak in Napa Valley, California dating from 2003. This enterprise doesn’t seem to get much airtime but the 2013, currently available from Wine Cellar at R255 a bottle, is quite striking.

Made by Coenie Snyman and the Rust en Vrede team from Stellenbosch grapes, the nose displays aromatics of red and black fruit, pepper plus attractive oak-derived notes of vanilla and cinnamon. There’s apparently a dash of Viognier in the mix but this is not too much in evidence. The palate is rich but not short of freshness with lovely fruit concentration and well-judged oak, the finish long and dry. More heft than most of the new-wave versions of this variety but not crass or vulgar. On the contrary, a very accomplished wine.' – Christian Eedes, Winemag.co.za 93/100

Production:
The wine was matured for 18 months in a combination of new 300L French and American Oak barrels followed by 18 months bottle maturation prior to release. This wine is made in a typical Rhône style.

Winemaker's comments:
'In the early 1990’s I met Ray Duncan and his sons David and Tim, the owners of one of Napa’s great wineries, Silver Oak. Over the years our friendship grew which led us to establish the Cirrus Wine Company. Since our first vintage in 2003, I believe we succeeded in capturing the very essence of a Shiraz influenced by both Stellenbosch and Napa.' – Jean Engelbrecht

Analysis:
Alc: 14.76% TA: 5.1 g/l pH: 3.57 RS: 2.0g/l
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CE93

Country

ZA

Region

Stellenbosch

Style

Red

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