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Casa Lapostolle Syrah Cuvee Alexandre 2008

Bottle Size: 750ml Item #: 1702579
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Casa Lapostolle Syrah Cuvee Alexandre 2008 750ml

Casa Lapostolle Syrah Cuvee Alexandre

90 Points Wine Spectator: Dark and toasty, with layers of mesquite, licorice and spice cake wrapped around a core of jammy black plum, kirsch and blackberry preserves notes, which gain weight in the rich finish. Drink now through 2014.

Winter 2010 brought a cold July and delayed the bud break by approximately 10 days, and that delay was maintained during spring. Summer was colder than normal with limited sunlight and December and January brought some rainfall which was unusual but beneficial for the vineyard after the dry winter and spring conditions. The cloudy summer resulted in decreased lightening, so maturity came at regular but slow pace and we didn’t have the excess of sun that can occur sometimes. February was, on the contrary, hot and sunny as usual. Fall brought threatening clouds so it was very important to harvest fast, considering the risk of rain.

Our winemaking philosophy remains very natural and we adhere to minimal intervention. Our key points are 100% hand harvesting, strict fruit selection by 78% optical state of the art grape selection and 22% hand de-stemming of the grapes at our Clos Apalta Winery. All fermentations were made with wild yeast.

rak55
7/30/13 9:29 PM JOINED 4/14/13
My wife's favorate Syrah! Once she had it at a local "The Mark" restaurant, she asked the waiter for the name of the wine and from then we tracked it down on your web site and have been buying it since!!
TOBI
1/4/13 11:14 AM JOINED 11/8/07
very strong wine rich with flaver ... don't dribk it alone
EDMUND
12/14/12 10:15 AM JOINED 4/6/07
Wonderfull Syrah . Best buy I made this year .

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Casa Lapostolle Casa Lapostolle Syrah Cuvee Alexandre 2008
BOTTLE SIZE: 750ml
90 Points Wine Spectator: Dark and toasty, with layers of mesquite, licorice and spice cake wrapped around a core of jammy black plum, kirsch and blackberry preserves notes, which gain weight in the rich finish. Drink now through 2014.
 

Notes on the Casa Lapostolle Syrah Cuvee Alexandre 750ML 2008

Wine Maker Notes Winter 2010 brought a cold July and delayed the bud break by approximately 10 days, and that delay was maintained during spring. Summer was colder than normal with limited sunlight and December and January brought some rainfall which was unusual but beneficial for the vineyard after the dry winter and spring conditions. The cloudy summer resulted in decreased lightening, so maturity came at regular but slow pace and we didn’t have the excess of sun that can occur sometimes. February was, on the contrary, hot and sunny as usual. Fall brought threatening clouds so it was very important to harvest fast, considering the risk of rain.

Wine Review Our winemaking philosophy remains very natural and we adhere to minimal intervention. Our key points are 100% hand harvesting, strict fruit selection by 78% optical state of the art grape selection and 22% hand de-stemming of the grapes at our Clos Apalta Winery. All fermentations were made with wild yeast.