2020 La Pelle 'Bien Nacido' Syrah Santa Maria Valley

$64.95
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This Syrah comes from the oldest vines at the celebrated Bien Nacido property, located on the central coast of California. Harvested in mid-September, the fruit was divided into two small tanks, each filled up to 30% whole cluster and included a small amount of stems. Native fermentation and punch down were the main tools used for optimal skin-to-juice contact.

The wine was aged 18 months in 25% new French oak and is dark berry in color. The nose is expressive, peppery, and floral. Balanced tannins on the palate with notes of herbs and spice. An earthy and meaty mouthfeel with hints of salty coast melding with dried flowers. The wine is structured with great acidity and richness, and lingering spice.

This is a classic cooler weather Syrah style but with full-skin maturity that the grapes received while growing in sunny California.

Varietal:
Syrah
Winemaker:
Maayan Koschitzky
Vintage:
2020
Aging:
18 months
Oak Treatment:
French Oak 25% New
Appellation:
Central Coast
Sub-Appellation:
Santa Maria Valley
Vineyard:
Bien Nacido Vineyard
SKU #:
1050106
Size:
750 ml Bottle