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 wine was bottled without filtration in January 2016.

Winemaking

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.

Aging

This vintage aged sur lies with monthly bâtonnage and rested 24 months in 100% new French barrels.