2015 Estate Syrah X Block

Hand harvested at night, and fermented with native yeast and malolactic fermentations. Then aged for 18 months in French oak; 25% new. This wine was bottled unfiltered.

Dark aromatics of espresso, meat, and sage draw you in, but it’s the rich entry on the peppery and dense palate that’s a showcase of this vineyard. They complement the tightly wound but very long finish.

Vineyard Sites

700 ft. elevation. Vines face directly south 16 miles from the Pacific Ocean.

Varietal

Syrah

Vine Age

Grafted in 1987

Yield

2.3 tons/acre

Alcohol

13.6%

Cases

103

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96 Points Antonio Galloni
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94+ Points Jeb Dennuck

Soils

Monterey shaly loams. Grafted in 1987 and California’s first cool-climate Syrah.