2017 SYRAH ALISOS VYD MAGNUM
The Alisos Vineyard is an extremely pretty, Certified Organic vineyard site, growing high above the valley floor of Alisos Canyon Road. The south facing slopes provide for a long, even growing season. We try to craft this wine each vintage in the most transparent way, attempting to allow the site to the tell the story of this wine. In the recent past, we have found the tannins on this wine to be rather rustic and grippy, requiring a few years of age after release to begin to really show off. This vintage is rather showy right from release, so do not be afraid to find a reason to drink this stunning wine. It will also age beautifully for at least a decade, so I also encourage you to hide a few bottles in your cellar. When you do decide to enjoy this wine, I hope that you can taste the subtle notes of the co-fermented Viognier that literally soar out of the glass. It really makes for a unique expression of cool climate Syrah.