Multi-faceted and structured with minerality, not tannins. Robust black cherry and blackberry notes with cassis that soars from the glass.
Two specific blocks of 470 Syrah selection are used to create our 100% Syrah from Rockpile Vineyard. Block 1 is heavier in granite and more rocky with larger rocks which add structure and finesse. Block 2 is comprised of more gravel and clay loam which adds body, and a smaller berry selection is intense, deep, and rich. Soils: Granite, loam, clay quartz - granite adds a mineral backbone to weight that clay creates in the wines.
40% whole cluster, de-stemmed, not crushed, open top fermenters, punch downs 5 x day
Backbone of this wine is the minerality not tannins. Dark roasted earth, black cherry and blackberry are hallmarks of this wine which is more Hermitage like but never over the top.