Syrah "Stone Soup"
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 fresh aromas. This two-acre site is a textbook Syrah vineyard: south-facing, steep, extremely rocky, granitic, well drained. The challenge here is getting the vines established in this extreme low-vigor, arid hot-spot, but the early results are highly promising. About ten percent of the vineyard is planted to Viognier, which has been co-fermented with the Syrah starting with the 2013 vintage. Ninety-six cases produced.