'Sasha', Calypso Vineyard, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, Mini-Vertical

$ 269.00

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


Syrah 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 for a ‘Study in Syrah major and minor:’ 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 2014 and 2017, there are very different kinds of growing seasons. 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. Regularly $269, Berserker Special $215


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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