Oui! Geek Notes
Oui! means yes! It is the expression given by me when we hit this wine just right. Oui! is made from Syrah grapes that were on their way to becoming wine before I spiked the fermenter with 193 proof brandy. You should taste that stuff – it dries out your mouth with just a drop! Anyway, the goal is to stop the fermentation by boosting the alcohol to a level that kills the yeast with just the right amount of sugar left in the wine. We blended the 2007 and 2008 vintages to make a classic port-style wine.
This wine is a blend of 2007 Syrah, Willow Crest Vineyard (37.5%) and 2008 Syrah, Coytote Canyon Vineyard (62.5%).
• Cold soaked and slowly fermented for about 10 days
• Sugar was monitored to retain just the right amount of sweetness
• Aged in Barrels for 40 plus months
•Residual Sugar – about 9%,
• Released 12/1/12
• 300 cases of 500 ml bottles