2018 Syrah, Sonoma Coast
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.
Harvest Date: Sept 21 & Oct 17
Brix: 24.1˚ average
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.