2012 Les Galets Syrah
26 acres of the 620 acre Laetitia Vineyard are planted to Syrah in one of the coolest growing regions in the state; a mere 4 miles from the ocean. Calcareous soils and south-facing slope combine to produce grapes that yield supple and concentrated wines.
80% whole cluster fermented in small, open top bins, and spent 15-20 days on skins with pump-overs during cold soak and punch downs during fermentation. Aged 22 months in 265 and 228-liter barriques.
Olive tapenade, iodine, smoke, lardons, cured meats, lavender, peppercorn, lush, powerful, dense, long, lingering finish.