2016 Syrah, Rodgers Creek Vineyard, Petaluma Gap – Sonoma Coast
The vineyard is set in from the Petaluma Gap on the cooler side of Sonoma Mountain, which provides the savory character that to us defines Syrah. This block was planted to our specifications in 2002 and is positioned 800 feet up the southwest face of the mountain.
Harvest Date: September 29 & 30
Varietal Composition: 92% Syrah and 8% Viognier, which we harvest at the same time and co-ferment
Fermented in tank as 75% destemmed whole berries with 25% whole Syrah clusters. Native-yeast and malolactic fermentations. This vintage aged sur lies with monthly bâtonnage and rested 25 months in 100% new French barrels.