Cool Climate Syrah offers great color, rich blueberry and cracked black pepper characters with a cedar-like finish and bright acid. The wine is approachable now but will also age beautifully for five to seven years.
The Petaluma Gap holds the cool coastal fog well into the late morning and early afternoon hours. With a cool microclimate and varied soil types (from rocky hillsides to shallow clay/loam), these vineyard blocks produce wines of impressive quality and individuality.
Grapes were hand picked, lightly crushed, and fermented at moderate temperatures. The wine was then pressed and aged for eight months in dark toasted French oak.