2016 Boushey Syrah
Every year, without fail, the tank during fermentation smells like a freshly carved pumpkin. We have no idea why this is the case. It cannot be the clone because we have the same clone from the same nursery at the Estate Vineyard (Fred). It must come from Boushey. It is one of the best things about harvest and always seems like an old friend coming for a visit. For the first time I think you can taste a hint of it in the finished wine. Just fills your heart with goodness like the Boushey’s who farm it.