“This is an outstanding vintage of this wine: sinewy and seductive in black pepper, garrigue and brooding black fruit. Made from grapes grown at both Cole Creek Vineyard and Rodgers Creek, it is sublime in texture and complex in structure, with lasting layers of smoked meat, citrus and olive.” Wine Enthusiast 98 Points
The 2018 vintage is comprised of 80% Cole Creek Vineyard and 20% Rodgers Creek Vineyard. 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.
92% Syrah and 8% Viognier, co-fermented
Fermented in tank as 75% destemmed fruit with 25% whole clusters. Spontaneous, native-yeast and malolactic fermentations. After aging sur lies for 18 months in 55% new French barrels from François Frères and Taransaud.