2019 Syrah, Richards Vineyard
Located on the eastern slopes of the Annadel Ridge, this small 2.2-acre vineyard is cared for by retired surgeon Peter Richards. The daylight at the vineyard is truncated by late sunrises and early sunsets due to its position between the Sonoma Mountain Range and the Mayacamas. This results in an extended growing season which produces an incredibly distinct nose and layered palate.
Aromas are driven by sage, lavender and gun oil. On the palate the tannins provide incredible texture and framing for a precise palate that balances just the right amount of freshness and weight. The 2019 is a beautiful wine and certainly cellar-worthy.