Syrah has been the cornerstone of our vineyard since the very beginning. The second vintage of our Reserve Syrah showcases our special expression of the varietal with intense berry fruit flavor. Only 4 barrels of the small lot production Reserve Syrah were made.
The year started with disruption brought by winter storm Uri but progressed into a more mild year. Cooler temperatures remained throughout the growing season enabling the grapes to maintain good acidity– translating into flavor and true expression of varietal character. After harvest the grapes were sent to the winery to be hand-sorted and whole-berry destemmed. The berries rested for 6 days prior to fermentation. The medium-warm fermentation brought out intense berry fruit flavor. The wine was aged sur lie for 4 months followed by an additional 17 months of barrel aging in 90% new French oak and 10% well-seasoned neutral oak.