* POMEGRANATE * BLACK OLIVE * BAY LAUREL *
Tucked into the rolling hills of the Sebastopol Hills AVA on the Sonoma Coast, our Baker Lane Syrah vineyard provides for a vibrant and focused expression of California Syrah. The cool, maritime-influenced air slows ripening, allowing for more flavor, freshness and energy while maintaining lower alcohol. The vineyard is planted on Goldridge sandy loam soil to a wide array of clonal choices, and is co-planted with Viognier. This is a vineyard of great distinction.
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, with steady rainfall that delayed bud break by about 3-4 weeks compared to the previous years of drought and 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 brought cool and foggy mornings, allowing the grapes to ripen slowly.
21.6 °Bx | pH 3.87 | TA 5.80 g/L | 12.5% alc. | Bottled: December 2019