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label Field Book 2011

2011 Field Book Syrah

We are very excited to introduce this vintage of Field Book, our special wine release that we reserve exclusively for members of our SPOTT ON! Club. The name reflects the detailed search and notes recorded as we sought a stellar vineyard site perfectly suited to the growing of Syrah. We sourced our grapes again this year from Griffin’s Lair Vineyard, which is situated on a windswept hill in the Petaluma Gap in the southernmost part of the Sonoma Coast AVA. This 22-acre vineyard produces intensely flavored wines that are deeply colored, full-bodied, with mouth-filling tannins, a silky texture, and crisp acidity. We began working with vineyard founders Joan and Jim Griffin in 2010, and continue to enjoy working with these committed and passionate growers. Field Book is produced in extremely limited quantities—only 129 cases are available from the 2011 vintage!

This year’s Field Book is a classic expression of the Griffin’s Lair Vineyard, displaying Spottswoode’s trademark elegance and structure. Fresh and bright, it is plush on the palate with great acidity. Floral aromas of rose and cherry blossom tinged with smoke invite you in, while mocha and brown sugar are evident in the finish. Like a delicious black cherry panna cotta with cracked pepper on top!

Fact Sheet
  • SOURCE OF GRAPES
    Griffin’s Lair Vineyard, Sonoma Coast
  • OAK PROFILE
    Aged 16 months
    100% French Oak
    (20% new barrels)
  • BLENDING DETAIL
    100% Syrah
  • RELEASE DATE
    August 1, 2013
  • AMOUNT PRODUCED
    129 cases of 750 ml.
  • WINERY RETAIL PRICE
    $45 per 750 ml. bottle
  • APPELLATION
    100% Sonoma Coast
Fact Sheet
label Field Book 2011
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