"This cool climate brings out the savory characteristics of the variety, as opposed to its jammy, fruity side, and one finds here aromas and flavors
of smoked meats, white pepper, green olive and grapefruit, with an almost Pinot-like texture and balance on the palate; definitely not an
overblown Shiraz style

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


This wine was bottled without filtration in February 2017.


90% Syrah and 10% Viognier, which we harvest at the same time and co-ferment. We like the inclusion of whole Syrah clusters in the fermentation and so add 25%; this
seems to heighten the “Syrahness.” Other aspects of fermentation and élevage are the
same as with all of our winemaking—native yeast and malolactic fermentations


This vintage aged sur lies with monthly bâtonnage and rested 25 months in 100% new
French barrels.