Lush aromas of jasmine, orange peel, blueberry and licorice follow through on the palate with rich flavors of plum, blackberry, toffee, tobacco and cocoa. This wine is super smooth and silky with a very long finish, extending this pleasurable tasting experience.
Top Block lies at the top of our hill, immediately adjacent to our winery. Rootstock was planted at the site in 1998 and field budded to the Estrella River Valley clone of Syrah in the fall of that year. A single row of Viognier (1/8 acre) separates the Syrah from our Tara Vineyard Pinot noir and provides an additional source of grapes for this wine. The two varieties are harvested together as a field blend.