Steve and Lori Felton, the owner of Klinker Brick Winery are 5th generation farmers. Their vines are primarily old vine Zinfandel and are planted along the Lodi Mokelumne River region and in the Clements Foothills. For over a century, the family has sold their premium, old vine fruit to benchmark Zinfandel producers until 2000 when Steve and Lori founded Klinker Brick Winery in Lodi, CA. The 250 acre estate is planted on sandy loam soils with vines that range from 35-110 years old and are head-trained and dry farmed. The vineyards is divided into fifteen blocks, with an average yield is 2-3.5 tons per acre; the older parcels yield as little as .25 tons per acre. Steve and Lori also a small 16 acre parcel called Farrah which is planted to Syrah. Although the Feltons continue to make wine from all of the vineyard blocks, only the best fruit is used for Klinker Brick and their single vineyard wines. Estate-grown Syrah from the Farrah vineyard was aged for 15 months in French oak.
The 2013 Syrah exhibits aromas of ripe plum, cacao, and smoky oak with subtle earthy floral notes. The palate is greeted with bright and vibrant flavors of blackberry, anise and exotic spices. Supple tannins and superb balance lend structure to this full-bodied Syrah with a long, lingering finish.