* MULBERRY * PINK PEPPERCORN * ROSEMARY *
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.
2019 meteorological data: Northern California experienced another cool and wet winter which kept the vines dormant through late March. The springtime brought a mix of heat spells followed by cool and wet weather. Our initial predictions were for a later harvest, but the warm summer months hastened the growing cycle of the vines. Harvest started for us August 14th with Rosé of Pinot Noir and ended with our Atlas West Cabernet Sauvignon in mid-October.
soil type: Huichica loam, volcanic tuff
23.4 °Bx | pH 4.02 | TA 5.7 g/L | 12.5% alc.