Growing Conditions

The Lagier Meredith label is dedicated to wines made from estate-grown grapes. Most of our effort is in the vineyard, where we devote considerable time to fine tuning the balance between the leaf canopy and the fruit. Not too much crop, not too little, just the right amount for the best flavors that our site can produce. Our winemaking practices are minimal. No extended maceration. We use only neutral French oak barrels in order to minimize oak flavor. We started out growing only Syrah, but we now also grow Mondeuse, Malbec and Zinfandel. Our characteristic spice layered over a background of dark fruit. Drinkable now, or hold it for a while. Our vineyard, with its cool climate and shallow mountain soil, continues to demonstrate that Syrah grown in the right place makes a wonderfully complex wine. It's a beautiful thing.

Aging

No new oak. 22 months in neutral French oak barrels