We harvest and ferment each clonal lot separately for this distinctive varietal expression. Cold soaking prior to fermentation helps us maximize color and tannin extraction, as do manual punchdowns during fermentation in open-top tanks. Aging in French oak before and after blending helps fully unify this wine's bold personality. The finished wine offers aromas of violet and black currant, with abundant dark fruit on the complex palate.
"We've found the perfect site to grow Syrah-in the gravelly soils of our Suscol Springs ranch just southeast of the town of Napa. Five exceptional clones planted here contribute opaque purple color and fragrant aromas to this remarkable single-vineyard wine."