Syrah
'Sasha', 6 - pack, Calypso Vineyard, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, Mini-Vertical

$ 262.00

Just for Berserker Day, 20% off a mini-vertical 6 pack of Calypso Vineyard Syrah: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and Sasha 2016, 2017

yrah has been another focus of ours for many years – before it was in favor and after it grew out of favor in the general marketplace. Two bottlings to sample here: Calypso and Sasha. Calypso is a fine site to see over different vintages. It 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. Between 2013 and 2016, there are very different kinds of growing seasons. This is a great opportunity to see how the site shines under varied lighting. 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. This is not an extreme contrast to the other Syrahs we make. It is a different facet to a lovely gem that may shine brighter for some of our palates.

 

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. 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 for Calypso or Sasha and 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. For wine it ‘Takes a Year’ to grow them and they reflect that year’s weather. 

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