Syrah

Syrah

When they were racked once at about 10 months of age, our lighter structured Syrahs generally received a bare minimum of 16 to 18 months barrel time before bottling. As of the 2012 vintage, this racking was eliminated and the wines now receive a minimum of 22 to 34 months in barrel. Our ‘reductive’ style of winemaking calls for longer time in the barrel for full development — and while having two or even three vintages ‘on the floor’ at once causes cooperage congestion, we think the resulting wines are worth it.

Fred has been working with Syrah since 1992 and has a very definite idea of what he’s looking for. If Mollydooker is your style, please ignore us. If you are enjoy Northern Rhones from good vintages you may want to explore what we are doing here.

These wines are often offered ahead of release to wine shops and restaurants. They are ready to drink or cellar according to your own tastes.

Calypso Vineyard

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Russian River Valley

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We hold back a proportion of many of our wines to watch their development over time. Once a year in November, we take a look and select a few wines from our wine library and make them available for retrospective tastings or just replenishing your cellar with a forgotten gem.

Calypso Vineyard

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Russian River Valley

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Timbervine Vineyard

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Restaurant releases nearly always lag a year or more behind the newest offerings to our mailing list. We know that our wines acidity and balance make them very food friendly especially when then can benefit from a few years in bottle at the winery.

Russian River Valley

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A Master List of all Syrahs made since our first vintage in 2002.

Bliss Vineyard

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Sasha

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Calypso

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Timbervine Vineyard

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