The Syrah grapes for this wine are grown on a steep, high-density planting on a rocky hillside of the Fox Family Vineyard in the hills of Los Olivos and farmed entirely by hand. These grapes are hand harvested, hand sorted, partially destemmed without being crushed, leaving 90% whole berries and 10% whole cluster. The must was cold-soaked for 5 days with the addition of dry-ice prior to innoculation and punched down by hand one to four times per day until fermentation was complete. The free run juice was drained off and the remaining juice was basket pressed and settled before being racked to French oak barrels for 22 months of barrel aging.
93 points - Jeb Dunnuck