Growing Conditions

Our Syrahs are grown in the cool climate of the Sonoma Coast 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.

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.

Our eighth vintage of this appellation Syrah, it’s a blend of 43% Alegria Vineyard, 34% Cole Creek Vineyard, 13% Westwood Vineyard and 10% Rodgers Creek Vineyard.


Harvest Dates | September 8th (Cole Creek Vineyard), September 13th (Westwood Vineyard), September 15th
(Alegria Vineyard), and October 3th (Rodgers Creek Vineyard) |


Our 2014 Sonoma Coast Syrah was bottled without filtration in January,


Fermented in tank as 75% destemmed fruit with 25% whole Syrah clusters. Native-yeast and
malolactic fermentations


The wine rested sur lies for 12 months in 41% new French barrels from François Frères, Demptos
and Taransaud Beaune.