2013 Les Galets
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.
Herbs, olive, menthol, cured meats, creosote, smoke, bacon, peppercorn, tobacco, espresso, with a long lingering finish.