2015 Syrah, Bismark Vineyard
Bismark Vineyard is located in the Mayacamas Mountains high above the city of Sonoma, in the sub-appellation of Moon Mountain District. The soils in this vineyard are rocky and well draining. Sitting at an elevation high above the fog line at 2100 feet, this steeply sloped vineyard benefits from cooler air temperatures yet intense sun light adding to the depth of this wine.
Seductive and savory aromatics of Kalamata olive and cured bacon are rounded by touches of violet and dried lavender. The lush palate is silky and refined but very present. Hints of toasted oak, black plum, blackberry and cedar culminate in a rich, lingering finish.