2020 Single Acre Syrah
Vibrant aromatics of blueberry, blackberry and black pepper open the wine, followed by notes of wild sage and vanilla. The palate is very generous with broad and dense tannins that coat every surface of the mouth, supporting the savory yet fruity flavors. This wine is a clear interpretation of an Oregon Syrah, with its fruit forward palate but boldness and definite structure.
The 2020 vintage will be one of the most memorable in our history. Rainfall during bloom coupled with cool temperatures set the stage for a historically low fruit set. The summer was delightfully moderate and by the end of August, concentrated juice from tiny grape berries was intense with robust flavors. Harvest kicked off on August 28 and continued beautifully through Labor Day. Then, we experienced a freak windstorm that resulted in wildfires due to hot temperatures and arid conditions. Our team decided to continue with harvest to preserve our grapes. Meticulous sorting and attentive winemaking were essential to achieving our quality standards. We are fortunate to have some of the finest wine we can produce in bottle.