Dusty Lane winds around Dierke’s organically certified hillside vineyard, tucked on a southern facing slope. Onshore cooling at dawn and dusk draw out the season, resulting in extended flavor development and vibrant fruit character. This vineyard gem is a Radio-Coteau exclusive and a Syrah worth seeking out. Bright red fruit shines through savory white pepper and truffle in this vibrant and layered wine with an enduring tannin structure and luscious finish.
The 2015 Syrah Dusty Lane comes from a coastal site near Dierke Vineyard and saw 34% stems and 18 months in 33% new puncheons (there are three puncheons in total). Offering a more Côte Brune style in its crushed rocks, peppery herbs, and assorted darker fruits, this medium-bodied, elegant, vibrant Syrah has good acidity and moderate tannin as well as beautiful balance. Drink it anytime over the coming 10-15 years as well.