'Sasha', Calypso Vineyard, Russian River Valley,

$ 130.00

Just for Berserker Day, 20% off a 3 pack of 2017 Calypso Vineyard, 2018 Russian River and 2017 Sasha Syrah.


Syrah has been another focus of ours for many years. Calypso is a tiny vineyard dedicated to exploring and adapting the plantings as we have been discovering which clone/ rootstock/ trellis-systems are best suited there. Sasha is the name we give for the prettier side of this variety: redder fruits, somewhat lighter body and more upward trajectory on the finish. The Russian River is lovely in the middle. Think of it different facets to a lovely gem that may shine brighter for some of our palates. Regularly $130, Berserker Day Special $104








Winemaker's Notes

My favorite syrahs tend to come from sites where the grapes may not be able to ripen to the same degree every vintage. Pictured is Calypso Vineyard, perched in a slightly warmer, higher site inside this very cool area, is one of those. Its is farmed practically single–handedly by owner Otis Holt, and is truly a labor of love. 

No new oak is necessary with this variety as the nuances deserve that space between the notes. It is not a ‘Phil Spector Wall of Sound’ production. It is more of a Windham Hill acoustic piece.










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