2020 Vardande
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2020 Vardande
2020 Vardande
2020 Vardande
2020 Vardande

A delightful Syrah blend red wine- Vardande is derived from the Wilson family's Scandinavian roots. It means "to passionately care", one of the winery's core values. Enjoy the rich flavor of Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah.

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DESCRIPTION:

Rich layers of fruit and spice play upon your palate. Flavors reminiscent of blackberry, leather spice and dark cassis. Aromas intertwine American oak and dark berry fruit which are prominet in the nose. The tannins are well incorporated into a long finish. 


WINE MAKING NOTES:

Grape Blend: 56% Syrah, 24% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Petite Sirah

TA: 5.83 gm/L  |  PH: 3.52 |  RS: .22  |  Alcohol: 14.6%

Fermentation: open ferment  |  Oak: American and French  | Oak age: 22 months  |  Harvest Brix: 24.4 (average)  |  Bottle Date: July 20, 2022  |  Cases Produced: 630 |  Maturity: now until 2026


PAIRING SUGGESTIONS:

This Syrah pairs well with pork roasts, BBQ ribs with spicy cole slaw. 


VINEYARD NOTES:

Most of our Syrah is grown in the very back of the vineyard. Our Syrah tends to be on the fruity side with a certain level of oak spiciness. 


WINEMAKER - Kestutis Vizgirda

Kestutis "Gus" Vizgirda believes the secret to good winemaking begins in the vineyard. That's why throughout the growing season you will find him touring the rows of varietals and envisioning the kinds of wines he will produce from the harvest.  For over two decades, Vizgirda has worked at several local wineries, working with some of the Valley's best winemakers to refine his craft. Today, he has developed his own unique approach to making wine and has won gold medals for several of his varietals.

In addition to serving as Wilson Creek's Winemaker, Vizgirda teaches wine classes at Mt. San Jacinto College and San Diego State University Extended Studies campus. He is also a judge at several local and international wine competitions.

 

 

 

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