Palate

Our Syrahs are grown in the cool climates of Sonoma County which offers a style reminiscent of the Northern Rhone regions of Hermitage and Cornas: aromas and flavors of smoked meat, white pepper, green olive and grapefruit, coupled with a silky texture and savory flavor.

Growing Conditions

2014 was another classic vintage, if early. A mild winter and spring caused an early bud break followed by consistent temperatures throughout the summer, promoting even ripening. We had ample hang time which in turn yielded intense flavors and a rich texture.

Bottling

This vintage was bottled without filtration in February, 2017.

Winemaking

94% Syrah and 6% Viognier, co-fermented. Fermented in tank as 75% destemmed whole berries with 25% whole Syrah clusters. Native-yeast and malolactic fermentations.

Aging

The wine rested sur lies for 26 months in 86% new French barrels from François Frères and Demptos.