Hedges DLD Syrah
Color: The 2015 vintage pours an incredibly inviting opaque ruby color with deep purple hues.
Aromas: intense, with apparent oak influence, macerated blackberries, vanilla, and mesquite.
Flavors: cinnamon, slight vanilla custard and chocolate truffle are a nice balance to the underlying gamey character, well-integrated tannins and acidity.
Pairing: all types of red meat or savory mushroom-based dishes.
The wine was destemmed and partially crushed into stainless steel fermenters where it was pumped over twice daily until desired tannin extraction was achieved. It was then pressed to barrels where it underwent malo-lactic fermentation, then racked off lees and 100% barrel aged for 19 months in 25% new oak, American (30%) and French oak (70%)