2014 Sta. Rita Hills Syrah/Grenache Blend - Syrache

2014 Sta. Rita Hills Syrah/Grenache Blend - Syrache
2014 Sta. Rita Hills Syrah/Grenache Blend - Syrache

Soil. Vines. Wines.  This is the order in which great wine is made.  Ampelos is the Greek word for vine.  The  Greek symbol Sigma: “the sum” is used mathematically  for a sum.   This wine is a blend of several components and designed for those who like to explore.  As the say the sum is better than the parts.    

The relationship we cultivate with our land is paramount in producing hand crafted, minimally invasive wines that both whisper and shout about the terroir from which they are grown.   Our commitment to natural winemaking is evident in every sip.

Wine Making Style

  • the fruit spent 24 hours in a cold room to drop the fruit temperature and avoid dry ice
  • the grapes were de-stemmed and crushed into small 1 ½ ton open top fermenters
  • cold soaked for a feew days until the wild yeast kicked in
  • after 12-16 days, with 2 daily punch downs, we drained the free-run (~75%) and gave the remainder a gentle press
  • the juice is racked and the indivual batches are put into oak barrels to allowed the second fermentation (converts malolatic acid to lactic acid) utilizing the natural wild malolactic bacteria to begin
  • the wine was racked twice during the barrel aging
  • the wine is unfined and unfiltered
Varietal Composition67% Syrah
33% Grenache
AppellationSta Rita Hills
VineyardAmpelos Vineyard
Aging21 months barrel aging
Residual Sugarnone
Wine Style35% new french & american; unfined & unfiltered
Volume750 ml
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Price $28.00 / per bottle
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