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Shira Wine Single Vineyard

2 Mar
2009 Single Vin. Syrah – Thompson Vineyard.

Thompson Vineyard’s 30 year old vines produced a very low yield of 1.5 tons per acre in ’09. The result is a massive, black hole of a  wine with a smoke and earth character and gobs of blue and black fruits.

2009 Single Vin. Syrah – McGinley Vineyard.

The warmer climate McGinley Vineyard’s Syrah is a softer, more opulent wine with  big, ripe fruit and chalky tannin. The 2% Viognier that was co-fermented with this wine adds subtle apricot and floral notes.

Dear Shirah Customers,

After 24 months of barrel aging, we are finally ready to officially release our most limited bottlings to date:  the component parts of Power to the People (Power) as Single Vineyard bottlings.   Power is a blend of Syrahs from the Thompson and McGinley Vineyards.  Power in all it’s grace and beauty, is still not necessarily greater than the sum of it’s parts.  To prove our point, we’ve let a very small batch from each of these vineyards age an additional 10 months in the barrel, and are now releasing each component separately as a Single Vineyard bottling.  

When we say that this will be extremely limited, we really mean it.  In total, there will only be 7 cases of each of these Single Vineyard bottlings available.  That’s right, a mere 84 bottles from each vineyard.   As one of our valued customers, we want to make sure that you have this rare opportunity to order before they’re all gone.  So between now and March 27th (the last day to order in order to receive your order by Passover) we will have these — sure to be collectible wines — available on our website for $75 a bottle.  After the 27th, these Single Vineyards will be taken off of our website, likely, never to be seen again.

As an added incentive, we’re offering a special mixed case of 8 bottles of Power + 2 bottles of each Single Vineyard — all at the current price for Power.  This way you can get a hold of 4 of these rare Single Vineyards at the discounted price of $60 a bottle, while also replenishing your stock of Power.   

To place your orders, please go to: http://www.shirahwine.com/shop.htm