Our unique Syrah-Shiraz is sourced from three specific vineyards in the central coast
and blended with small amounts of Petite Sirah so that it's extremely dark and lush.
From San Lucas, we get extremely supple fruit that undergoes a particularly long
ripening period due to sloping southeastern vineyards, which otherwise experience
fewer hours of intense daily sunlight. This fruit contributes a high level of
concentration and intense blackberry aromas. The grapes harvested from Monterey
County provide red raspberry flavors and a velvety texture. We also add Petite Sirah
from Hames Valley for heightened depth and structure.
2009 was an excellent vintage that featured warm, constant weather all the way
through autumn, which allowed us to be highly selective and pick the very best fruit
only when completely ripe. Richly textured and extremely aromatic, our Syrah-Shiraz
offers bright, spicy fruit, supple tannins and many intriguing nuances.
Appearance Deep garnet
Aromas Plums, raspberries, minerals and dried leaves.
Flavors Crushed berries, cherries, cloves and cedar.