2019 Syrah - Santa Ynez Valley
Our newest Syrah release features the "estate" grapes we use each year from the small 1/4 acre Pace Family Vineyard farmed by Ryan's father in the backyard of the home in which he grew up. We also ferment these with Syrah grapes from the nearby, Valley View Vineyard. Together, they make a Syrah that is truly representative of our home terroir.
For this vintage, we upped our whole cluster inclusion to 35%, allowing for some carbonic maceration that provides a youthful lift of bright fruit character and pop. This integration of stems also delivers savory notes of black pepper, providing structure and depth to this Syrah.
Aged in neutral oak barrels for 10 months. Unfined, unfiltered.
Only 50 cases produced.