2017 ExS Syrah, Sonoma Coast
For over 10 years we’ve been working with grower Gary Hendricks and his spectacular vineyard located in Sonoma’s Petaluma Gap (now an official AVA). Thanks to our long relationship, we receive the fruit from his wonderful Block Nine, directly adjacent to the Petaluma River. The two clones harvested here, Noir and 877, are picked and fermented separately to allow their individual characteristics to show, resulting in a Sonoma Syrah reminiscent of Côte Rôtie. Look for bright, fresh fruit and white pepper in its youth and expect deep, earthy notes to emerge with increased bottle age.