Our Portfolio

Thee And Thou"El Rucio" Syrah/Grenache Santa Ynez
Syrah from California, United States
75% Syrah and 25% Grenache from the biodynamic Demetria Vineyard in Santa Ynez (sub-AVA of Santa Barbara). The vines (planted in 2005) are on steep, north-facing hillsides at elevations ranging from 1100-1450 feet, some of the highest in the region.  The wine was fermented whole-cluster and then...
Organic
DB6467-17
Clos Saron"Kind of Blue" Sierra Foothills
Syrah from California, United States
Fifty-two percent old-vine Carignan, forty percent Syrah, five percent Cabernet Sauvignon, three percent Semillon. Crushed by foot and fermented whole-cluster.  120 cases produced. 
Organic
DB5151-15
La Onda"Soledad" Syrah Renaissance Vineyard North Yuba
Syrah from California, United States
100% Syrah from granite soils of Renaissance Vineyard in North Yuba County. Dry-farmed, own-rooted, organic. Whole cluster, foot-stomped One barrel produced, aged 2.5 years.
Organic
DB9204-16
Texier, ÉricBrézème Syrah Côtes-du-Rhône
Syrah from Rhône, France
100% Syrah. From Texier's younger, i.e. 35-40-year-old vines, in the limestone-rich, cooler Brézème vineyard area on the eastern side of the Rhône at the southernmost edge of the northern Rhône Valley. They lie on a steep, south-facing hill, are organically farmed and harvested by hand. Whole...
Organic
DB8941-17
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ElquiCarmenere/Syrah
Syrah from Elqui, Chile
A blend of mostly Syrah, with some Carmenere, and tiny amounts of Malbec, the wine ferments in steel and then it is transferred to barrels, a mix of new and old, French, American, and Hungarian. Deliciously ripe, juicy and vibrant with loads of tannins and earthy elements.  
Sustainable
DB1003-16
Dumien-SerretteCornas "Cuvée Henri" Vieilles Vignes
Syrah from Rhône, France
Over the years Gilbert's neighbor, Noël Verset, continually asked Gilbert why he didn't make a special bottling of only his oldest vineyards. Now that Nicolas is managing the domaine with him, they decided to give it a try and made just two barrels from "Patou" vineyards that are more than 100...
Sustainable
DB9743-16
Dumien-SerretteCornas "Patou" Vieilles Vignes
Syrah from Rhône, France
100% Syrah. Grapes are pressed with an old-style basket press and aged 2 years in 2-7 year-old barrels. Some stems are kept for vinification. "Patou" is the top site south of the village of Cornas with decomposed granite and a rich soil that gives supple tannins and perfumed wines. The oldest vines...
Sustainable
DB9744-16
Amerighi, StefanoCortona DOC Syrah
Syrah from Tuscany, Italy
100% Syrah, a portion of which are partially de-stemmed, while some are left whole and still others are lightly foot pressed. Fermentation occurs spontaneously in small concrete vats and without the use of pumps, sulphur or temperature control. The wine is then allowed to clarify naturally in a...
Biodynamic
DB0208-16
Mourgues du GrèsCostières de Nimes "Terre d'Argence"
Syrah from Rhône, France
This wine is predominantly (70%) Syrah based from vines that are over 45 years old, complemented by old-vine Grenache (15%) and 15% Mourvedre. The vineyard has a perfectly full southern exposure, with a subsoil of marl and calcareous limestone and a substantial surface layer of galet stones...
Sustainable
DB1900-16
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Cote-Rotie "Bonnevaux"
Syrah from Rhône, France
92 WS, 91 IWCSustainable
DB9990-10
Texier, ÉricCôte-Rôtie Vieilles Vignes
Syrah from Rhône, France
100% Syrah. Whole-cluster fermentation; aged 20 months in 7-10 year-old barriques. Very low SO2 added.In years past, Éric had been buying fruit from someone who sold to Jaboulet; now all the fruit is from the Corps de Loup lieu-dit. The soil is a mixture of schist and gneiss; the vines are 80 years...
Organic
DB8946-17
Villard, FrançoisCrozes-Hermitage Rouge “Certitude”
Syrah from Rhône, France
From three sites on the Plateau de Chassis in the village of Mercurol. In the shadow of Hermitage, the land opens up here and there are many fruit orchards alongside the vineyards. Away from the famous steep slopes, the terroir is a mix of sandy clay and round river stones (galets roules). 100%...
93VMSustainable
DB3115-16
Mas des ChimèresNuit Grave AOC Terrasses du Larzac
Syrah from Languedoc, France
45% Syrah/30% Grenache/25% Mourvèdre. Terrasses du Larzac is an AOC within the Coteaux du Languedoc, created in 2005 for a blend of mainly Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre (also allowed: Cinsaut and Carignan). The vines average 30 to 35 years old and are planted on iron-rich, red clay soils full of...
Organic
DB8949-15
Mas des ChimèresNuit Grave AOC Terrasses du Larzac
Syrah from Languedoc, France
45% Syrah/30% Grenache/25% Mourvèdre. Terrasses du Larzac is an AOC within the Coteaux du Languedoc, created in 2005 for a blend of mainly Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre (also allowed: Cinsault and Carignan). The vines average 30 to 35 years old and are planted on iron-rich, red clay soils full of...
Organic
DB8949-16
Texier, ÉricPergaud Brézème Vieille Serine Côtes-du-Rhône
Syrah from Rhône, France
100% Syrah. These are Texier’s oldest vines (from around 80 years old) in Brézème, a mix of non-clonal Syrah called Serine, the crowning glory of historic Northern Rhône vineyards. 1-week maceration; aged 3 years in foudres with no sulfur and no racking. Bottled in June 2018.  
Organic
DB8943-14
Texier, ÉricPergaud St. Julien-en-St. Alban Vieille Serine Côtes-du-Rhône
Syrah from Rhône, France
100% Syrah. These are Texier’s oldest vines (from around 80 years old) in St. Julien, a mix of non-clonal Syrah called Serine, the crowning glory of historic Northern Rhône vineyards. 1-week maceration; aged 3 years in foudres with no sulfur and no racking. Bottled in June 2018.
Organic
DB0396-14
Calder Wine Co.Petite Sirah Rutherford Napa Valley
Syrah from California, United States
The inky, impressively structured Petite Sirah grape often conjures up images of massive, monolithic wines with more tannin than complexity. However, when given a gentler extraction regime and picked at a level of ripeness that preserves the grape’s natural acidity, the resulting wine can exhibit a...
Organic
DB6919-15
Frenchtown FarmsRosé "Cecelia" Sierra Foothills
Syrah from California, United States
60% Sauvignon Blanc (Slope 23, 1900 ft), 40% Syrah (Slope 19, 2300 ft) from Renaissance Vineyard.  Sauvignon Blanc harvested first, whole-cluster foot stomped. Syrah harvested and immediately whole-cluster foot stomped and pressed into SB. Soaks on SB skins and stems until the first signs of...
Organic
DB5193-18
De BoisseytSaint Joseph Rouge Les Garipelées
Syrah from Rhône, France
Two parcels of Syrah in Chavanay named Les Eguets and Les Vessettes, planted in the 1980s and ‘70s respectively with sélection massale vines. The wine is raised in older 400-liter barrels for roughly 14 months. 

DB6897-17
Villard, FrançoisSaint-Joseph Rouge “Poivre et Sol”
Syrah from Rhône, France
A blend from several steep parcels with east and south east exposure (Ardoix, Chavanay, Saint-Pierre-de-Boeuf). From 20 year-old vines planted in decomposed granite and quartz soil. Fermentation with eighty percent whole clusters in open-top wood and stainless steel tanks. Aged fifteen months in...
92WS, 91VMSustainable
DB3113-16
Texier, ÉricSt. Julien-en-St. Alban Syrah
Syrah from Rhône, France
100% Syrah. St-Julien en St-Alban is a village and vineyard area at the southernmost edge of the northern Rhône Valley, on the western side of the Rhône River in the Ardèche. Its granite soils, higher altitude and greater overall warmth distinguish it from Texier's other main vineyard site in...
Organic
DB1024-16
Frenchtown FarmsSyrah "19 Harts" Renaissance Vineyard
Syrah from California, United States
95% Syrah 5% Roussanne from Renaissance Vineyard - North Yuba 13.1% whole cluster foot-stomped, aged in neutral French oak for 18 months This was Aaron and Cara's first year farming the vines at Renaissance and they got very low yields and picked early due to intense animal pressure. Bottled with...
Organic
DB5167-16
Edmunds St. JohnSyrah "Barsotti Ranch"
Syrah from California, United States
Notes from Steve: It’s likely that every grape variety has a favorite soil in which to grow, one that permits the most felicitous expression of each grape’s peculiar nature. Soils derived from decomposed granite seem to bring out the best from both Gamay and Syrah. We established a planting of...

DB6589-14
Franchere Wine Co.Syrah "Havlin Vineyard" Willamette Valley
Syrah from Oregon, United States
Havlin is located in the cool Van Duzer Corridor. Soils are shallow silt-loam soils atop ironstone bedrock. Lots of wind, south eastern facing slopes. Dry farmed, no herbicides. 20% whole cluster. 18 months aging in neutral French oak.
Organic
DB5160-17
Villard, FrançoisSyrah "L'Appel des Sereines" VdF
Syrah from Rhône, France
A young vine Syrah from several villages Chavanay, Ardoix, Saint-Michel-sur-Rhône, and Verin, all with a decomposed granite soil. Twelve day maceration with twenty-five percent whole clusters in open-top wood tronconique vats followed by eleven months of aging, half in the vat and half in neutral...
Sustainable
DB3108-17
Dumien-SerretteSyrah "Le Moulin" VdF
Syrah from Rhône, France
Nicolas Serrette purchased land just south of the village of Cornas and near the Rhone about five years ago and this is the first year that he was able to make wine from it. 100% Syrah. The terroir is composed of small round stones from different glacial periods mixed with red clay. Aged in used...
Sustainable
DB9740-18
Gramercy CellarsSyrah "Lower East"
Syrah from Washington, United States
100% Syrah from Minick, Upland, Stoney Vine and SJR vineyards, and the Gramercy estate. 80% whole cluster, aged for 16 months in 10% new French oak.  

DB5050-16
Pence Vineyards & WinerySyrah "Sebastiano Vineyard" Santa Rita Hills
Syrah from California, United States
Fermented entirely as whole-cluster in a 4-ton concrete fermenter and then aged for 2 years in a 581 gallon foudre. 312 cases produced. 
Organic
DB6073-16
Clos SaronSyrah "Stone Soup"
Syrah from California, United States
At about 2000 feet altitude, this vineyard is located about one mile up the hill from Gideon and Saron's home, on their friends John and Ellen Trezevant’s property. This Syrah’s expression is strongly individual: lighter than most in body and alcohol, it has very deep color, vibrant acidity, and...
Biodynamic
DB0759-14
Gramercy CellarsSyrah Columbia Valley
Syrah from Washington, United States
This wine blends 4 vineyards: the northerly Oldfield, Olsen, and two Walla Walla sources: Old Stones in the Rocks and the iconic Les Collines. Oldfield—adjacent to Boushey—and Olsen provide red fruit and freshness, while the Rocks gives pepper, funk, smoke, depth, and structure. Les Collines...

DB6075-14
Sky VineyardsSyrah Mount Veeder Napa Valley
Syrah from California, United States
From 2.5 acres planted at 2100 feet in volcanic soils way up on Mount Veeder, Sky produces tiny amounts of this unique Syrah. Hand-harvested, manually crushed with a 100-year old basket press, and aged in 1-10 year old French oak barrels.
Organic
DB7156-14
La Clarine FarmSyrah Sierra Foothills Sumu Kaw
Syrah from California, United States
Winemaker musings: Sumu Kaw is an exemplary Syrah vineyard. The elements of elevation (3000 feet), location (in the middle of a pine forest), exposition (ridge-top) and soil composition (deep volcanic loam) come together here in a nearly perfect combination. With thoughtful farming and careful...

DB7831-16
Gramercy CellarsSyrah Walla Walla "The Deuce"
Syrah from Washington, United States
100% Syrah. 80% whole cluster, aged for 18 months in neutral French oak

DB9055-14
MaloofSyrah/Roussanne/Marsanne "Wax on, wax soif"
Syrah from Oregon, United States
80% Syrah, 15% Roussanne, 5% Marsanne, cofermented with a small amount of whole cluster. The fruit comes from Mae's Vineyard and Steelhead Run Vineyard in Applegate Valley AVA - granite and river sedimentary soils.  Daily punchdowns, pressed off the skins after 12 days.  From there, the...

DB5948-18