Shooting Star Syrah 2013
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After many years of close observation we decided to plant Syrah in Lake County. This decision has been affirmed, as each vintage has rewarded us with great fruit. Five local growers of Syrah for Steele/Shooting Star are the Dorn, Fiora, Jacobsen, McGrath, and Walschmidt Vineyards. From these vineyards we select certain lots for Shooting Star.
All of the fruit is hand harvested and quickly delivered to the winery. The grapes are de-stemmed and gently crushed to tanks for fermentation. Temperatures peak at 87-90º F. Fermentation lasts six to seven days and the grapes are on the skins for an additional 10 days. After pressing, the wine is placed into American and French oak barrels with about 15% of the barrels new. The wine is bottled early and is meant to be consumed young.