Syrah 2013

GRAPES: 100% estate Syrah

VINEYARD: Mt.Veeder 2100ft altitude, west-facing slope, morning sun and afternoon fog/mist. Iron-rich red volcanic soil.

CELLAR: open-top one ton fermenter, 3 times daily punchdowns, pressed in 100 year-old basket press, aged one year in neutral french oak.

CELLAR ADDITIONS: minimal SO2 on bottling

TASTING PROFILE: 2013 was a perfect growing season: long days and fog-cooled nights. Gorgeous, evenly ripened and balanced fruit. The resulting wine is textured, sleek and bright.