Palate

“Our Syrahs are grown in the cool climates of the 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

1.5L/$155.00 2013 summed up to be a perfect vintage with clear sunny days and cool evenings. This produced a long, moderate growing season with extended hang time and even ripening, resulting in supple tannins and a full range of typical Syrah flavors.

Bottling

This vintage was bottled without filtration in January, 2016.

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 27 months in 100% new French barrels from François Frères.