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.
2017 meteorological data: After much needed, record-breaking winter rains lingered into early Spring, the vines came out of dormancy in mid March. Wet soils and mild temperatures moved the vines through to veraison with ease, before several heat waves jumpstarted an early, quick harvest.
23.2 °Bx | pH 3.81 | TA 5.86 g/L| Bottled: October 2018