2020 Adolphus Syrah

Our Adolphus Syrah is a beautiful expression of Folded Hills. This festive wine is in honor of Adolphus Busch. Adolphus was born in Mainz, the heart of German wine country. Immigrating to America, Adolphus married Lilly Anheuser in 1861. This union created not only the iconic brewery, Anheuser Busch, but also 13 children! Adolphus was an incredible leader in both business and family, and was, in every sense of the word, the Busch family's founding father.

The 2020 Adolphus Syrah is sourced entirely from the Folded Hills Estate. This Syrah blend is a mix of both the Estrella and 470 clones from the Nojoqui block and shows its dynamic nature and limestone soils. Picked early in the morning, the cold fruit was de-stemmed with 22% remaining whole cluster. This wine is allowed to ferment with native yeasts and then aged for 10 months in 100% neutral French oak barrels. 

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Spring 2023 Allocation Selection
Wine Specs
Santa Ynez Valley
Vineyard Designation
Folded Hills Estate
10 months in 100% neutral French oak
Bottling Date
August 16, 2021
Alcohol %
Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
69.5% Nojoqui 470, 31.5% Nojoqui Estrella,
Production Notes
Native fermentation, 22% whole cluster
Winemaker Notes
100% Syrah

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