For the wine snob: 100% Syrah, Today we rely on concentration derived from our version of dry-farming – no irrigation from fruit-set through picking. We are able to harvest small, undiluted grapes at the peak of freshness without the jammy flatness associated with longer hang-times and dehydrated fruit. The heat-free 2018 vintage gave winemakers the chance to let fruit hang on the vine to achieve extreme ripeness with some semblance of balance and energy.
For the rest of us: Medium bodied with red and black fruits on the nose like black currant and boysenberries. Floral notes like violets accompany the fruit on the palate, tannins are smooth with a long elegant finish. Food for thought for this pairing would be rack of lamb, medium to hard cheeses or braised beef.