2014 Bien Nacido Syrah

Hand harvested at night, and fermented with native yeast, and malolactic fermentations. Aged for 18 months in French oak; 30% new. This wine was bottled unfiltered.

Exotic floral aromatics of violets, blue fruits, and sage draw you in, but it’s the rich entry on the peppery and precise palate that's a showcase of this vineyard. They complement the tightly wound but very long finish.  

Vineyard Sites

Bien Nacido Vineyard, Santa Maria Valley. 700 ft elevation, this syrah faces directly west with a view of the whole Santa Maria Valley and the Pacific Ocean past it.

Varietal

96% Syrah, and 4% Viognier

Vine Age

Planted in 1995

Yield

2.6 tons/acre

Alcohol

13.3%

Cases

318

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Soils

Los Osos clay loam, over marine volcanics.