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
The SCRIBE Baker Lane Syrah is one of our limited production wines released throughout the year to SVS members. To find out more information about joining the SVS to gain access to these specialty wines and other member benefits, click here or call us at 707.939.1858.