2014 Soberanes Syrah- Santa Lucia Highlands
This is such a pleasant surprise in its youth with muscular yet polished and supple tannins. Elegance with gravitas. Entirely Syrah from this cool and windy site, we picked on October 1st and fermented 65% whole clusters in small open top tanks. Dense and complex with dried cocoa dust, black tea, saddle leather and even some ash and tobacco leaf. Meant for a long and interesting life, or drinking now with decanting and autumn comfort food. Full on Syrah with stems, large format barrels, no holding back. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. 153 cases produced.