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Mogambo Vineyard

Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley

100% syrah



Fermentation: 70% Destemmed to open top tank, 30% whole clusters dumped on top.  Warm fermentation with foot treading, and pumpovers.

Aging: 100% French oak, 11 months, 65% New


We have found a gem in Mogambo. Farmed by Doug Hill and the Oak Knoll team, the fruit is rich, and dense and shows the classic bark berry fruits with meaty, gamey undertones we love about Syrah.  The use of whole clusters gives us a bit of tension while warm fermentation drives richness in color and mouthfeel. The end result is a mouth-filling wine with fruit that pops in its youth and classic meaty secondaries that will reveal themselves with aging.

Winemaker notes

Release Date: November 2022


Locale: West side of Oak Knoll at the foot of Mount Veeder.  Gravelly Soils and warm days.

Harvest Date: September 8

Harvest Specs: 25. Brix, 3.71 pH, .54 TA

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