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Margerum Wine Company, 2015 Margerum 'Über' Syrah

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"Refined and impeccably built, with expressive blueberry and violet aromas that open to elegantly layered raspberry, mineral and smoky spice flavors. Drink now through 2027"
–Feb-18

Margerum Wine Company, 2015 Margerum 'Über' Syrah


Margerum Wine Company, 2015 Margerum 'Über' Syrah

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2015 Margerum 'Über' Syrah
Margerum Wine Company

100% Syrah

ÜBER is a co-fermentation of all the top Santa Barbara County Syrah vineyards: consisting of equal parts from Black Oak Vineyard, Colson Canyon Vineyard, Shokrian Vineyard and Watch Hill Vineyard. As each parcel of fruit arrives at the winery, approximately 5% is separated and added to the ÜBER fermenter.

ÜBER is a wild, uninterrupted ferment; more grapes are added over time as each of the vineyards are picked, increasing the maceration time with a continuing ferment over the period of 14 days for the 2015 vintage. The result is a wine with tremendous structure, length, and complexity.

VINTAGE REPORT Harvest 2015 was yet another record-breaking year being the earliest in recent history - starting on August 3rd. Quality was extraordinary with small berries, ripeness without a lot of sugar and focused varietal flavors. It was clear early on that this would be a fantastic vintage. Temperatures were consistently warm without heat waves.

MATURATION This wine was matured for 20 months in 58% new Ermitage Foudres, 26% new Ermitage and Françoise Frères French oak barriques. The wine was never racked until it was bottled. Un-fined and unfiltered.

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