Aromas and flavors of smoked meat, white pepper, green olive and grapefruit, coupled with a silky texture and savory flavor.

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.

The 2012 growing season was close to ideal with temperate and steady temperatures that produced a long, moderate growing season with extended hang time and even ripening.

Sites 91.3% Cole Creek Vineyard and 8.7% Rodgers Creek Vineyard.


We harvested Cole Creek Vineyard on October 1st and Rodgers Creek Vinyeard on October 12th.


Our 2012 Sonoma Coast Syrah was bottled without filtration in June,


Native-yeast barrel fermentation and full malolactic fermentation; 94% Syrah and 6% Viognier, co-fermented including 25% whole Syrah clusters


The wine rested sur lies for 17 months in 28% new French barrels from François Frère
and Demptos.