Blend: 92% Syrah and 6% Mourvèdre, 2% Viognier
Vintage production: 670 cases
Sourced entirely from the Estate Paderewski Vineyard, the Syrah for Authenticity comes from the ridgetop Block 4A.
Authenticity shines with a plethora of roasted meatiness and roasted herb flavors (sage, rosemary and thyme, of course). As usual, a healthy dollop of Mourvèdre adds length and tames the richness of Syrah, revealing a touch of wet earth, pomegranate, forest floor and sassafras.
It was fermented in a mix of 100% new French oak puncheons, and stainless steel tanks, with 22% whole clusters used. It was then aged for 19 months in mid-sized French oak barrels and puncheons (69% new) before bottling on 12th June, 2019.