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2021 Phenomenon

2021 Phenomenon
Wine Specs
Vintage
2021
Varietal
Phenomenon
Appellation
St. Helena
Alcohol %
14.1
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2021 Phenomenon:

Blend Composition | 37% Syrah, 34% Merlot, 16% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Sangiovese

Appellation | Estate Vineyard, St. Helena

Harvest Date | Sept. 15th (Merlot), Sep 16 (SG), Sep 21 (SY), Sep 24 (CS)

Alcohol by Volume | 14.4%

Production | 311

 

VINTAGE

The 2021 vintage will be remembered for low yields with intensely-flavored, small-sized berries and a smooth and uneventful harvest season. The season started off with very little rain, leading to the 2nd year of drought conditions.  While concerning in the long term, the drought of 2021 resulted in a more natural load on the vines, requiring less pruning and dropping of fruit. The resulting grapes are packed full of flavor.  Truly, one of the great vintages.

WINEMAKING

Each of the four varietals in the blend were picked by hand and separately fermented. By engaging in a gentle fermentation cycle the resulting wine is one of great depth and complexity. Only the very best barrels from each lot are chosen to create the final Phenomenon blend. The wine was aged in mostly French oak barrels, with 40% of all barrels used being new oak.

TASTING NOTES

Embark on a poetic journey with the legendary Phenomenon. From the moment it graces your glass, it enraptures your senses, weaving a dance of flavors and aromas on your palate. Imagine elegant black and blue fruits, intertwined with whispers of vanilla and mocha, like a celestial ballet for your taste buds. This wine is a masterpiece of balance and harmony, with its meaty richness and integrated tannins creating a symphony of sensations that linger long after the final sip. Let yourself be swept away by its magic—it's a journey you won't soon forget.

PAIRINGS

Pair this exceptional blend with a Moroccan-style braised Leg of Lamb or a Grilled Rack of Goat for a culinary experience that will elevate your meal to new heights.

- Matt Reid, Winemaker

Wine Specs
Vintage
2021
Varietal
Phenomenon
Appellation
St. Helena
Alcohol %
14.1