2016 Vinto Estate Syrah Rhone Blend, 750ml
Fortunati Estate Vineyards
Our entirely estate grown, red Rhône-style proprietary blend of Syrah, co-fermented with a dash (5%) of our Viognier to enhance its intriguing floral tones, is one of Fortunati’s most acclaimed wines. VINTO Syrah has earned its name due to its consistent record of receiving national awards, accolades and top ratings. The 2014 vintage was particularly favorable for VINTO; our vineyards enjoyed a mild growing season followed by an exceptionally early harvest, and our location within Oak Knoll District’s cooler micro-climate is ideal for bringing out the best in Syrah.
This wine’s dark ruby color is impressive, with compelling aromas of plum, cola and cracked black pepper immediately asserting themselves. The addition of a small amount of Viognier co-fermented with Syrah elevates the aromatics towards the spicy side. Concentrated and intense, this jammy, fruit-driven wine is held within a framework of moderately tight tannins. As with our other red wines, VINTO becomes more full-bodied once it has been exposed to air in a decanter or in the glass. The spicy mid-palate fruit shifts to higher tones and suggests red raspberries, cherries and figs. An intriguing stony minerality also emerges, carried by the wine’s bright acid through to the long finish. Between its immediate approachability and its firm grip of enveloping tannins, we’re confident that our VINTO Syrah blend will continue its winning streak with Fortunati fans!