* PLUM * TARRAGON * BLACK OLIVE *
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.
2020 meteorological data: A cold winter with average rainfall delayed typical budbreak by a couple of weeks. The dry and warm spring that followed hastened the vines' growth and a temperate summer provided an ideal condition for the start of veraison. Late summer heat waves prompted an early harvest beginning on August 13th.
soil type: Huichica loam, volcanic tuff
22 °Bx | pH 3.80 | TA 6.0 g/L | 12.5% alc.