Syrah North Coast
The North Coast Syrah is a blend of two Yorkville Highlands vineyards; Hawks Butte and Halcon. Both vineyards are rocky, high elevation sites (Halcon being the higher of the two at roughly 2500 ft) in Mendocino that benefit from a direct coastal influence, as well as ample sun exposure from their position above the fog line. Picked early to preserve acidity and capture the cool-climate characteristics of the area, the grapes were foot crushed and fermented whole cluster, followed by a 10-month maturation period in neutral barrique. 13% abv.