An aromatic wine with a rich, complex personality, this wine displays notes of blueberry, white pepper, sandalwood, orange peel, black olive, cumin and bay laurel. The mouthfeel is rich and dark, with layers of fruit flavor punctuated by an opulent mid-palate and a weighty texture.

In 2015, we began sourcing a significant portion of our syrah from select cool climate, north-facing vineyards across Sonoma County in order to complement the dense mid-palate and complex fruit spectrum we get from our sun-bathed high-elevation estate fruit.  We have found these cooler sites to produce distinctive wines with a complex meaty and savory character that marry well with the dark, concentrated blue and black fruit notes of our estate fruit.  We have traditionally co-fermented our syrah with 2 to 4% viognier, and in 2017 we increased the contribution of viognier to 6.4%. The wine was aged in neutral French oak barrels with minimal racking for 14 months prior to blending and bottling.

 

Appellation: Sonoma County
Vintage: 2017
Harvest: September 2017
Fermentation: Stainless Steel
Cooperage: 100% Neutral Oak
Blend: 93.6% Syrah
6.4% Viognier
Alcohol: 14.6%
Bottling: February 2019
Production: 1039 cases
Release Date: April 2019
Price: $62.00