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2016 Presqu'ile Vineyard Syrah

 Medium Red Wine
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Description

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Presqu’ile Vineyard is within the Santa Maria Valley AVA. The east–west orientation of this wide-open valley, means cool Pacific Ocean winds and fog flow freely settling, most noticeably, in lower-lying areas. This climatic effect is significant in several viticultural areas along California's Pacific coast.

As the cool maritime influence lengthens the growing season, it contributes to the eventual sugar/acid balance in these wines. Indeed, Santa Maria Valley's extended grape-growing season is among the longest in the world.


WINE:
The majority of these grapes were de-stemmed, and about 10-12% was whole cluster. To achieve soft silky tannins, the wine was pumped over once a day during fermentation. Aged for 18 month in 20% new French oak and 80% neutral. The wine has intense spice found only in cool climate and sandy soils.

Vineyard Designation

Presqu'ile Vineyard
Vintage 2016
Wine Style Medium Red Wine
Varietal Syrah
Varietal Composition 100% Syrah
Appellation Santa Maria Valley
Harvest Date 2016
Barrel Aging 18 months 80% Neural 20% New French Oak
Size 750 ml