Varietal: 100% Petite Syrah
Appellation: 100% Rockpile
Barrel Program: 30% New French (9 months), 75% New French (5 months)
A lot going on the nose - spice, dusty earth, bread dough, blueberry, blackberry bush, and wet soil crowd the nose. The 2019 growing season yielded exceptionally small berries in this vineyard, which gave the resulting wine quite a bit of concentration and tannin. The fruit concentration stayed, and the tannin rounded. The palate shows more dusty earth, non-descript dark fruits, and a pleasantly surprising kiss of acidity. The 2019 pushes through the finish line with ample tannin, coffee grounds, and sweet fruit.