2020 Estate Syrah
The Estate Syrah is made entirely from fruit grown on our estate vineyard, tucked into the slopes of Folded Hills. The site is meticulously farmed by grower Ruben Solorzano. It is our third Reserve Syrah entirely from Folded Hills vineyard, and showcases Nojoqui, the southern most block of Syrah.
Winemaker Michael Brughelli chose the optimum moment for harvest. Two fermentation lots were picked and fermented separately. Of these two, one had 37.5% Whole cluster while the other was 100% destemmed. The wine aged for 10 months in 23% new French oak, to enhance texture and depth, without overwhelming the subtle flavor of the site. The expression is delicate from vine to bottle, and transports you to the mineral earth and unique climate of Folded Hills. We highly recommend decanting this wine for optimal expression.