2019 Syrah, Larner Vineyard
Vineyards and Composition: 100% Larner Vineyard; Ballard Canyon, Santa Barbara County.
Barrel Aging and Cooperage: Twenty-six months in 100% French oak (228L Burgundy) barrels for aging.
Production: 88 cases
Winemaking: The Larner Vineyard is located on the Southern end of the Ballard Canyon A.V.A. I use the Estrella River Clone of Syrah, which is one of the oldest Syrah Clones in California. The vines are planted on a south facing slope in pure sand. The grapes were 75% destemmed without being crushed, leaving over 95% whole berries and 25% whole-cluster, into a 1.5-ton open top fermentor and cold-soaked for five days prior to inoculation. After the cold soak, the grapes were punched down by hand one to three times per day, for 12 days, until fermentation was complete. The free run juice was drained off and the remaining must was basket pressed and settled before being racked into three year old and older French oak barrels for twenty-six months of aging.
Bottle Aging: Wonderful now, but aging will just enhance this wine. Ideal from 2023-2031
Retail Price: $55 per bottle / Wine Club Price: $44 per bottle
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