2014 Dierberg Syrah, Star Lane Vineyard
WINEMAKER NOTES Syrah from warmer climates such as Star Lane Vineyard often carry high fruit characteristics. However historical examples of Syrah from the property remind us that gravelly soils in dry climates encourage Syrahâ€™s garrigue, savory flavors in spite of expectations based on climate. 2013 was no exception and the best way to approach such fruit is with a deft hand and patience. A small amount of stem inclusion was used for texture, a touch of new oak for sweetness, and a few rackings during aging to allow the wine to breath were all the tools applied. We anticipate this wine developing its aromatics over many years to come.