Growing Conditions

The 2018 vintage was a joy to behold. Early budbreak was slowed by threats of spring frost. A cold, gray spring gave way to a mild, pleasant summer. Every forecasted heatwave fizzled, while the harvest monsoon became a light dusting of rain over eastern region of Los Carneros. For the grapes, this meant ample hang time with no need to rush during harvest. The wines have terrific concentration and have retained all their crispness and vitality.


Influenced by the cool climate of our Los Carneros estate, this 2018 Syrah, Diablo displays notes of raspberry, cherry and sweet plum with hints of peppercorn, dried herbs and lavender. The wine charms with its vibrant fruit, exotic spice notes and a long, lingering finish.