The 2022 Santa Ynez Valley Syrah comes from two different sites within 1 mile of each other located in between the towns of Solvang and Santa Ynez: the Pace Vineyard and Valley View Vineyard. Both sites benefit from afternoon breezes and cold nights to help retain acidity and balance the bright, warm, sunny days that grace the Santa Ynez Valley. The Pace vineyard is organically farmed by Ryan’s father and wine industry veteran, Randy Pace.
Our 2022 Santa Ynez Valley Syrah underwent a native yeast fermentation with 100% whole cluster inclusion and 5% Viognier. The wine spent 16 days on the skins before being gently basket-pressed and then transferred to neutral French oak barrels to age for 10 months before bottling without fining or filtration in July 2023.
The 2022 Santa Ynez Valley Syrah features gentle yet expressive notes of black pepper, violets, and brine, all lifted by a bouquet of fruit. These flavors carry through to the palate and finish with fruit and soft tannins.