We've been visiting Stephen Singer and his remarkable Baker Lane Vineyard for nearly a decade now. Tucked into the rolling hills southwest of Sebastopol, this cool, maritime-influenced area provides a vibrant and focused expression of California Syrah. The slow ripening means more flavor, more freshness, more energy, and less alcohol. A wide array of clonal choices, dense planting, organic farming, and an overall artisanal agricultural approach results in a vineyard of great distinction. We're excited to welcome this wine into the family and share it with the SVS.
2015 METEOROLOGICAL DATA: A dry, warm winter encourages an early start to the season, with bud break in mid-February. The rainy spring that followed reduced the yields to small, concentrated berries but August head spikes prompted our earliest harvest yet.
20.2 °Bx | pH 3.58 | TA 6.5 g/L| Bottled Date: December 16, 2016