2005 Wine Tree Farm SyrGreMour Blend

General notes:

This was the first vintage from this vineyard. There was not enough yield to keep the varietals separate so, although they were fermented separately, they were combined shortly after the last varietal (Mourvedre) was dry. This wine is a field blend of the 3 varietals from this vineyard. 60% Syrah, 25% Grenache and 15% Mourvèdre. This is a well balanced wine with broad appeal. It is the perfect wine for a dinner party as it is always a favorite and liked by all.

Details:

Aged for 18 months in a combination of old and new wood, and American and French oak. They were blended at bottling time.
Blend is 65% Syrah, 25% Grenache and 15% Mourvedre
Alcohol is 15.25%, pH was 3.75. Sugar <1%

Reviews and awards:

Silver – 2009 San Francisco Chronicle International Wine Awards
Silver – BTI (Beverage Testing Institute) in Chicago
Tri-Medal – 2008 Lodi International
Bronze – 2009 Vineyard & Winery Management Grand Harvest Awards
Bronze – 2008 Amador County Fair