This wine consists of individual blocks of clones 877, Shiraz1, Hermitage , Beaucastle and 174 clones. This wine possesses the meaty, mineral and black pepper components that are the hallmark of our cooler climate Syrah. It is a beautiful black/purple color with aromatics and flavors of wild blackberry and cassis with hints of roasted herbs de Provence and spice. Great with grilled meats such as a nice juicy Pork Chop or one of my favorites a classic Casoulet
All I can I say about this Vineyard is wow, on the lower end of the Sonoma Valley , gently sloping on the eastern slopes of the valley, this vineyard produces some of the finest Syrah fruit in the valley. One of the unique things that drove us to select this vineyard, is the planting in individual blocks of the different clones. Clones 877, Shiraz 1, Hermitage , Beaucastle and 174. Each year we will plan on varying the balance based on how we see the vineyard maturing at harvest time. Combining fruit from these blocks creates greater complexity in the finished wine. This vineyard uses organic practices and is farmed for low yields, See wine tasting notes for vintage clone selections. This vineyard is trellised at 8 * 6 .