2017 Syrah "Nocturne"
The warm weather climate and rocky soils produce exceptionally concentrated fruit which results in dark, rich color and deep full black fruit flavors. This Syrah has a creamy, vanilla essence and a smooth finish.
The 2017 vintage saw our drought end with a bang. The wet soils delayed budbreak to a normal time frame and produced such a healthy vineyard that we saw canopy sizes and cane lengths we hadn’t seen in years. The summer began relatively cool but was punctuated by two heat spikes that accelerated ripening and produced intense flavors. The resulting vintage shows the health of the vines with a combination of concentration and freshness with bright acids framing powerful fruit.