The Sta. Rita Hills Syrah blends fruit from two contiguous vineyard sites in the heart of the Sta. Rita Hills. Lafond Vineyard and Hilltop Ranch both produce cool climate Syrahs noted for their prominent spice notes.


Winemaker Bruce McGuire blends a small portion (four percent) of Grenache to balance the wine, adding a bit of bright red fruit flavor.


Winemaker Comments: All of the Syrah in this wine is over 20 years old. It is from our vineyard and is the first and oldest block of Syrah in the Sta. Rita Hills. In the early 90's, we started grafting Syrah on to Chenin Blanc that was planted in 1972. With age, depth is added to the cool climate white pepper spice and dark bramble fruit.


Tasting Notes: The 2017 Sta. Rita Hills Syrah is a deep maroon color with rich purple undertones. Aromas of stewed plums, baking spices, and green pepper greet the nose. Flavors of plum continue across the palate with smashed blackberries, and white pepper. Drink this full-bodied red alongside a lamb shank, grilled eggplant, or a good burger.



Gold Medal 2020 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

2017 Syrah - Sta. Rita Hills

SKU: 474017
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    73% Lafond Vineyard Syrah

    22% Hilltop Ranch Syrah

    5% Lafond Vineyard Grenache

    AVA: Sta. Rita Hills


    October 13 - 18, 2017
    Sugar: 24.9 Brix


    August 7 - 8, 2019

    Alcohol: 14.8%

    Total Acid: .67

    pH: 3.39


    42 barrel lot

    18% new French oak

    Production: 1,059 cases

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