"This is one reason why Syrah is becoming so popular. It has all the fruit you expect from a ripe vintage, but it doesn't overwhelm. It's just part of the package that includes ripe, soft tannins and acids and a subtle interplay of oak. Balanced, rich and harmonious, it's an elaborately detailed wine meant to accompany strongly flavored foods."
The grapes for our Healdsburg Ranches Syrah come from two hillside vineyards in northern Sonoma County. Our Rockaway Vineyard, 900 feet above the valley floor in the Alexander Valley, gives deep jammy fruit reminiscent of blueberry pie and homemeade raspberry preserves. The balance of the fruit comes from ourt Bradfor Mountain Vineyard in Dry Creek Valley. Here rugged volcanic soils and high elevation give the wine backbone and breed, with characteristic hints of wild spearmint, carob and coffee.