We planted the one acre Syrah block last, in 2004, after planting 12 acres of Pinot Noir. We intended to plant Pinot in this last acre, too, but were encouraged to do something out of the usual. And are we glad we did!
Our Syrah is consistently luscious and full-bodied, with rich blackberry and black plum flavors balanced by the characteristic meaty and black olive, earthy flavors of the Northern Rhone. It enjoys our signature silky mouthfeel, velvety tannins, and the balanced acidity and minerality from our Santa Cruz Mountains vineyard. It bottle ages beautifully.
Our first Syrah vintage was in 2008. We are currently offering the 2011. See the Tasting Notes here.