2018 SYRAH ROASTED SLOPE
Our Roasted Slope has been among our most sought after wines each and every vintage since we first dreamed it up back in 1996 after a nursery mistake left us with a Syrah vineyard inter-planted with about 8% Viognier. Rather than pout about it, we decided to begin to co-ferment the two grapes together, just like they do in the famed Northern Rhône appellation of Côte Rôtie. I decided to name this new wine Roasted Slope (a direct and literal translation of Côte Rôtie). We are proud to announce that the 2018 Vintage of this wine received double 94 Point reviews from Antonio Galloni (Vinous) and Jeb Dunnuck. I am crazy proud to release the new and improved Roasted Slope, a blend of co-fermented Syrah and Viognier, all from three vineyard blocks along Alisos Canyon Road. This proprietary red wine picks up right where we left off and even leap frogs the qualities of the original wines. We sincerely hope that you love this new wine as much as we do!