2019 Syrah, Seven 750ML
Seven is our Syrah-based blend, originally named for the seven exceptional cool climate vineyard sites from which it was comprised. Over the years we have refined our vineyard sources (dropping some, expanding into others), selecting precise blocks and clones to increase aromatic and flavor complexity. The 2019 Seven is comprised of 95% Syrah, 4% Grenache and 1% Viognier sourced from top-flight vineyards in Sta. Rita Hills and Ballard Canyon: Stolpman (45%), Spear (30%), Larner (10%), Kimsey (10%), & John Sebastiano (5%). The wine was aged in French oak barriques, 400L, and 500L puncheons (5% new) for 9 months before being blended and then returned to barrel for an additional 8 months aging before bottling.
We are thrilled with the performance of this wine, as it is already beginning to show explosive, complex aromatics (red, blue and black fruits, spices and meats), a rich smooth palate, with vibrant, layered red, blue and purple fruits, but also plenty of structure to provide a long finish for such a young wine. We expect this wine to continue to develop for 5-10 years and to last for well over a decade after that.
Very Limited. Only 450 cases produced.