We farm three blocks of Syrah at Jespersen Ranch, our cool climate vineyard in the Edna Valley. This wine combines fruit from all three blocks, and is a great representation of the breadth of the vineyard and the site-specific personality of the varietal. We hand-sorted, destemmed and gravity-fed the grapes into small open-top stainless-steel tanks in our Craft Winery. In 17% of the tanks, we included green stems to add layers of flavor and spice. We aged the wine in standard barrels, 31% of which were new French Oak, for 20 months. This is a rich wine with dark fruit, savory notes (capers), toasty oak, tobacco, and dark chocolate.
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