2015 Santa Lucia Highlands "Rosella's Vineyard" Syrah

100%
 
Syrah

pH: 3.68
T.A.: 0.60 g/100mL
Alcohol: 15.1%
Cases Produced: 207

Picked September 21st, yields at Rosella’s Vineyard were only 60% of the previous year.  Proves the old adage that what Mother Nature giveth, she can also taketh away.  Fruit quality was outstanding though so we opted to do 29% whole cluster.  We like the structure, spice, and floral notes that the stems provide.  Uninoculated (or, if you prefer, ambient) fermentation.  Twenty-three days on the skins.  All French oak, 22% new.  Bottled unfined, unfiltered, and insanely delicious.

Tasting Note: Ruby-purple, almost opaque.  Compared to our Sierra Mar, a bit more savory in the nose with even more bacon fat.  On the palate, plenty of black raspberry, kirsch, and savory herbs with beautiful delineation and precision.  A wine that can be enjoyed young with a good decant but also a wine that will continue to develop further complexity with bottle age.  Drink 2018 through 2028. (MRO – 07/18/17)

Suggested Retail: $45
Release Date: November 2017
 
 
 

 

 

 

 
   
     
     
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