THE 2016 SCAVENGER SYRAH IS NOW RELEASED.
Schermeister Winery’s Scavenger was born out of a desire to do a side project just for fun. We came upon some amazing Syrah fruit for the 2013 harvest so we decided to make a new label that was unique from our classic Schermeister wines.
2016 Scavenger Syrah
Amador County ~ Lower Sierra Foothills
If you’re pairing this with food, try a dark chocolate raspberry or tiramisu truffle.
20% of all Scavenger sales go to benefit International Bird Rescue.
Harvest Date 9.17.2016
19 Months in 15% new François French oak
The Tumbas Vineyard
Words from our growers, Steve & Betsy Tumbas:
“Our Syrah vines were planted in 2000. The Syrah is on 140R rootstock, Estrella clone. Our soil is well-drained, sloping from 1400 ft to 1200 ft, with a southern exposure. Wine made from this fruit is typically bold and full-bodied. The color is very dark and rich. Our Viognier was planted in 2001. We farm softly, with a minimum of chemical additives. Fertilizer is generally just the residue from our stables in addition to cover cropping in the winter. To top it off, all of our vines are owner-tended and hand-harvested.”