Santa Barbara County
From extraordinarily poor, hillside soils of pure sand, we again were only able to get the vines to yield about one ton to the acre. This gave us a super concentrated and utterly engaging wine, with exotic aromas that are a little hard to describe. Like last years’ effort, it seems to have a brackish, saline quality that is fascinating and ever changing. But unlike the very straight, rigid and correct 2001, this one is quite showy and easy to enjoy today.
Blend: 100% Syrah | Alcohol: 14.5% | Vinification: 20% New French Oak | Barrel Aging: 22 Months