2007 Helix Phinny Hill Syrah CSC
Clonal Selection Collection
Chuck Reininger talks about The Helix “Clonal Selection Collection”
Four Unique Syrahs
The Helix Clonal Selection Collection (CSC) is the result of a desire to share and educate through experience and adventure. It is comprised of four unique Syrah wines sourced from the Phinny Hill Vineyards owned and managed by Dick and Cheryl Beightol. Three are 100% each from separate Syrah clones and the fourth is an equal blend of the three clones. This presentation affords the knowledge and experience of the parts and the sumof the Helix 2007 Phinny Hill CSC Syrah.
What is a Clone?
In viticultural terms, it s a population of vines which are theoretically genetically identical, having been propagated vegetatively (i.e. from cane cuttings, not by seeds) which are descendants of a single mother plant in an effort to isolate a specific trait(s).
Origin: Drome, France. Low cluster weight and lower yield, medium sugar, good balance, cherry fruit flavors, often rated first in Hermitage tastings, overall A rating.
Origin: Tran ET Garonne, France. Lower fertility, low cluster weight with loose architecture (open clusters, which discourages fungal disease), higher sugar, full bodied, higher acidity, can be floral, good color, later ripening, often rated first in Hermitage tastings, overall A rating.
Origin: France, origins are more ambiguous because several Syrah clones are referred to as Noir but this one is believed to be from Hermitage. Dark color (Black Syrah as the name implies), earthy, rustic, spice, more tannic, higher sugar, concentrated.
Discover the Helix Phinny Hill Syrah “CSC”
This unique syrah offering is a wonderful adventure into the world of wine. Enjoy the experience with friends as you explore and evaluate the clonal traits of these wines and discover their symbiotic relationship in the Helix Phinny Hill Syrah CSC.
2007 Helix Phinny Hill Syrah Clonal Selection Collection
Please call the winery at 509.522.1994 to see what bottles from the 2007 Helix Phinny Hill Syrah Clonal Selection Collection are available.