2012 Dierberg Syrah, Star Lane Vineyard
Winemaker Notes: With rocky soils creating a low-vigor situation outstanding for Syrah, this wine makes itself in the vineyard. Harvesting at sensible ripeness levels, using a touch of whole cluster for spice and body, and generally stand- ing aside is the best way to approach Syrah. We employed this strategy including patiently waiting in the cellar for the aromas to open with time and only providing a few wine movements to aerate. New oak was used to add a touch of fullness to the texture.