The Meyer Family Cellars 2014 “High Ground” Syrah is a reserve bottling, produced from specific vineyard blocks in Yorkville Highlands that consistently offer the most intensely flavored fruit. Familiar aromas of dried rose petals, spicy red-black fruit, and white pepper intermingle with even more concentrated flavors of black and blue berries, plums, and roasted meats that linger on the long finish.
The fruit cold-soaked for 24-hours and was inoculated with yeast the next morning. Pumping over the Syrah was adjusted in duration and frequency, depending on taste and yeast activity (one to three times per day). The ferments were pressed off between two and four brix and then returned to tank. Once dry, the wine was racked off lees and inoculated for malolactic fermentation. MLF was done in tank and barrel, and upon completion, racked into barrel for 20 months.