Sonoma Valley Estate Grown
43% Syrah • Clone 174 57% Grenache • Clones 224 & 136
Production: 425 Cases • Bottled: January 2018 • 15 Months in Oak • Winemaker: Julia Iantosca
Great artistry is often the result of experimentation. At Lasseter Family Winery we continually strive to improve and reach higher. The word “Bricolage” is French for ‘an assemblage of found materials,’ or ‘tinkering.’ Bricolage celebrates unique wines born of creative tinkering, whether the result of novel winemaking techniques or new assemblages. These bottlings are very unique, limited runs that highlight the best of our experiments; they may never reoccur. To gain a greater understanding of our Glen Ellen Bench plantings of Syrah and Grenache at our Justi Creek Vineyards, we vinified small lots of two different clones; Syrah Entav 174 and Grenache Entav 136 and 224. The nuances of both knit together seamlessly into a wine offering an aroma of dark fruit, notes of anise, followed by ripe, fruit flavors, and a rich, lingering finish.
JUSTI CREEK VINEYARDS | CREEKSIDE BLOCKS
The Lasseter Family Winery estate in Sonoma Valley is rich in historical significance, encompassing organically farmed vineyards and an eco-friendly winery. Justi Creek Vineyards, part of the stunning 95-acre ranch on the outskirts of Glen Ellen, is comprised of three adjacent parcels of land, formerly parts of Rancho Vallejo and Rancho Los Guilicos. Nancy and John Lasseter embarked on an environmentally sensitive upgrading of their property, lovingly restoring the natural habitat and converting the vineyards exclusively to organic farming practices.The pond was completely revitalized, and beehives and insectaries were established in order to provide homes for beneficial insects.The certified organic vineyards are flourishing under the watchful eye of vineyard manager Phil Coturri. Today the land is alive and once again expresses this historical region’s unique terroir. The Rhone varietal Syrah grows in the seven acre Creekside Blocks of Justi Creek Vineyards, situated on a rocky alluvial fan on the east side of Calabasas Creek. This blend of Syrah clones not only yields fruit of the highest quality, but showcases the enticing berry fruit, deep color, and savory, rich flavors that are the hallmark of Syrah from an ideal site.