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2018 Valenti Ranch Syrah

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$55.00 per Bottle

Six miles from the ocean on a mid elevation windswept east facing ridge at 1,300 -1400 feet, the Valenti Ranch produces a distinctive cool climate Syrah. The constant maritime winds coupled with thin marginal soils of oceanic sedimentary origins, lends itself to naturally lower yields. This translates into greater intensity at lower sugar levels and proper acid structure. We have been working with this vineyard for 13 years now; we took over the farming lease in 2013 and continue to farm it according to the organic standard. We have brought in some exciting suitcase selections including an alleged Chave selection in the Syrah block. The aromas immediately remind of a classic cool climate Syrah with distinctive cracked pepper notes, blue and black fruits, game, white pepper, black tea and olives. This very aromatic, intensely flavored Syrah will pair beautifully with your Lamb Tagine or your Bacon Wrapped Filet with Herbed Smashed Potatoes.

"A wine of real character and pedigree, the 2018 Syrah Valenti Ranch bristles with nuance and energy." Galloni- Vinous

Appellation: Mendocino Ridge |
Farming: Organic Standard
Soils: Oceanic Sedimentary, Gravelly Loam
Fermentation: 100% Native Yeast, 75% Whole Cluster
Gravity Racked twice
Oak: 100 % Neutral French Oak
Clones: Durell & Chave Selection
Elevage: 15 months in barrel
13.2 % Alc

Wine Enthusiast 97 Pts
Decanter 95 Pts
Antonio Galloni- 94 Pts
Purely Domestic Wine Report - 94 Pts

Size 750 ml
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