2012 Jack London Syrah

The Jack London Ranch creates distinctive red wines that have a loyal following throughout the world.  The red volcanic soil and pleasantly warm climate of this hillside vineyard combine to produce a rich, full-bodied Syrah with fruity aromas of boysenberry and currant joined by fragrant notes of toasty vanilla and sage. Full bodied mouthfeel with well-structured tannins that lead to an elegant finish.

Winemaker Notes

After an excellent growing season, we picked the Jack London Syrah the second week of October. After crushing, it was fermented in stainless steel tanks for two weeks before it was pressed off the skins. It was then settled and racked several times before being put down into French oak barrels in early December of 2012. After barrel aging for 18 months, the wine was pumped out of the oak and prepared for bottling in July of 2014.

Food Pairings

The rich fruit and spicy flavors found in this Syrah complement a wide range of dishes, especially grilled beef and lamb, rich stews and pastas.

Wine Profile

Sonoma Mountain

96% Syrah
4% Merlot

18 months in French oak


6.5 / 3.77