2013 Cuvée 13.1 Syrah

2013 Cuvée 13.1 Syrah

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VARIETAL: 85% Syrah, 15% Counoise Rosé


LOCATION: Santa Lucia Highlands – Monterey County

ALCOHOL: 13.1%


WINEMAKER’S NOTES: Dark, peppered, and layered fruit - not unlike much of the Santa Lucia Highlands' finest - cuvée13.1 takes our small parcel of Syrah to a new level in 2013. Intent to continue producing the lower-alcohol, table-friendly wine we set out to made with cuvée 12.5 in 2010, we picked well-developed fruit with low sugars, fermented partially carbonic and stepped out of the way to let the grape speak. This year differs by 2 factors: we added 15% Counoise rosé (maybe how we’ve been able to keep at 13.1 % alcohol for 3 years running…?) to the fermenter and the wine was bottled with no SO2. The wine speaks of wild berry, roasted herbs, minerals and pepper.

VITICULTURAL AREA: KW Vineyard was planted with Gary’s Vineyard to the south and Rosella’s Vineyard to the North in 2000 at 200 ft elevation on gravely loam. We crop at roughly 4 tons per acre for our block, slightly higher than the rest of the vineyard. This Syrah is typically picked 2 weeks earlier than the rest of the vineyard. 

All of our wines are made naturally, meaning no use of inoculated yeasts or bacteria. We use only native yeast to spark fermentation. We do not add any powdered tannins or enzymes. A minimal dose of S02 is added 4 weeks before bottling to some wines.

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