* BLACK RASPBERRY * CHAPPARAL * GREEN PEPPERCORN *
A steep and rocky plot on the East Side slope of Atlas Peak, circumscribed by wildlands. Perched above the fog line at 1600 feet, consistent morning sun exposure nurtures bright fruit while the mountain's volcanic tuff and alluvial gravely loam lend earthy nuance. Watch the story on IGTV.
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2018 meteorological data: After several years of drought and the North Bay fires at the end of the 2017 harvest, the 2018 vintage was a welcome return to "normal." The winter was cool and with steady rainfall that delayed bud break by about 3-4 weeks compared to the previous years of drought & irregularly warm winters. The flowering period had a minimal amount of rain and wind which provided for nearly ideal fruit set. The rest of the growing season we experienced cool and foggy mornings that allowed for the grapes to ripen slowly. We had our longest harvest to-date starting on August 22nd and ending on October 30th.
soil type: Huichica loam, volcanic tuff
24.6 °Bx | pH 3.87 | TA 6.4 g/L | 14.5% alc.
The 2018 Atlas East Syrah is one of our limited production wines released this year to the SVS. 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.