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2017 Syrah,
Rodgers Creek Vineyard

$75 / bottle

Recognized as a top California Syrah, Rodgers Creek faces the Pacific Ocean from the slopes of Sonoma Mountain. Flavors of smoked meat, white pepper, and green olive develop in the Petaluma Gap’s cool climate.


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: Sept 30
Brix: 25˚
Soil: Old, rocky volcanic soils
Clones: Syrah Clone 877, with three rows of Viognier
AVA: Petaluma Gap


Varietal Composition: 88% Syrah and 12% Viognier, co-fermented
Fermentation: Fermented in tank as 75% destemmed whole berries with 25% whole Syrah clusters. Native-yeast and malolactic fermentations.
Aging: This vintage aged sur lies with monthly bâtonnage and rested 25 months in 100% new French barrels. This wine was bottled without filtration in March 2020.

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