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2018 Las Madres Vineyard Syrah

2018 Las Madres Vineyard

Syrah

CARNEROSsonoma county


ALLOCATION LIST: $39.60
RETAIL: $44.00


Tasting Notes

We only vineyard designate wines when they prove to be consistently distinct in character, identifiable and outstanding in quality. Las Madres has all of these in spades, most especially the character part. Fragrant wild sage and fennel weaves around brambly, dark fruit and a pronounced meaty, salty black olive tapenade finish.

To celebrate and preserve its old-world character, we employ some old-world-inspired winemaking, namely whole-cluster fermentation, Viognier co-fermentation and only well-used old oak puncheons. We think the result once again bridges the New and Old world by combining perfectly ripe fruit with the best savory, non-fruity elements of Sonoma terroir.

Oh man, we’re going to miss this vineyard something fierce. But as swan songs go, this bottling is going out on top for sure. For the true fans (and you know who you are), don’t miss your last chance!

DRINKING WINDOWS

Prime drinking: Late 2021 through 2029+
Graceful ageability: 2031+

VINEYARDS

100% Las Madres

CLONES

48% 174, 49% 300, 3% Viognier

STATS

pH: 3.91|  TA: 5.3 | Alcohol: 14.3%
Bottling: March 5, 2020 | Release: Spring 2021
Cases Produced: 50

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