Pharaoh Moans Paso Robles Syrah 2010
Our Syrah/Grenache Rhone-style blend from the Westside appellation of Paso Robles continues to garner the highest praises from the press, trade and most importantly, you! We encourage you to secure your allocation (one pyramid) of PharaohMoans 2010 by April 15, 2012.
Our Syrah/Grenache Rhone-style blend from the Westside appellation in Paso Robles is composed of 92% Syrah and 8% Grenache. The 2010 growing season received 30 inches of rain compared to only 10 inches in the two prior growing seasons. This bountiful rainfall allowed our heavy limestone soil to better integrate the nutrients and create ideal maturation by the time we harvested the grapes in late September. Our yields were slightly below average at 2.3 tons/acre when we picked at 27 brix and at a beautiful, ripe acidity of 6.7 grams. After three weeks of fermentation, the 2010 was aged for 18 months in 70% new French oak (Tarransaud and Saury) and 30% neutral French oak (total 12 barrels).
2010 SYRAH, 93 POINTS
2010 SYRAH, 92 POINTS
2010 SYRAH, TOP 100 WINES - RobbReport's Holiday Host's Guide
As you are aware, the PharaohMoans label is a replica of the Rosetta Stone, which in 1822 finally decoded the hieroglyphic script. The dull text (which refers to tax breaks for priests) was inscribed in three languages, Greek, demotic Egyptian and hieroglyphics. We've just learned about a recent discovery at the British Museum of a fourth language on the Rosetta stone. The relic was fought over by French and British troops at the end of the Napoleonic wars, and finally taken to London. On the side of the stone, painted in English, one can read, "Captured in Egypt by the British Army in 1801." We think our English label inspired them to check!
We hope you will enjoy this world class rhone-style wine. Nunc Est Bibendum! ("Now we drink!")