2017 Trinity Ridge Syrah
Moon Mountain District
100% Syrah Clones 877 & 470
Production: 80 cases bottled Bottled: Feb 2019 18 Months in Oak
The 2017 Syrah is the inaugural wine from our spectacular Trinity Ridge Vineyard. This wine is a continuation of our commitment to crafting wines that express the beauty and complexity of our vineyard sites. Trinity Ridge Vineyard is situated along the southwestern slope of the Mayacamas Mountain range, overlooking the winery. Using classic winemaking techniques with 30% whole cluster fermentation, our winemakers have produced a wine of great complexity and depth, expressive of high elevation and volcanic terroir. Reminiscent of the best wines of the northern Rhône Valley, this wine has aromas of blackberry, cherry, black pepper, bacon jam, smoked meats and iron. The rich and dense texture is infused with bakers chocolate, dark cherry, blackberry compote and saddle leather on the mid palate. The finish is long, lingering and unctuous.
SONOMA VALLEY | Trinity Ridge Vineyard
Trinity Ridge Vineyard sits high above Sonoma Valley, along the southwestern slope of the Mayacamas Mountain Range overlooking the winery. This spectacular 9 acre vineyard, situated at the height of elevation in the Moon Mountain District, reflects our continuing commitment to produce spectacular wines that express the best of our exceptional vineyard sites. Trinity Ridge is a wild and untamed terroir of volcanic complexity with 107 different volcanic soils littered with jagged rocks which together impart great complexity, minerality, depth of character and color to the grapes grown here. The southwestern exposure and high elevation of this site, high above the fog line, create consistent, slightly wamer temperate ranges, perfect for producing wines of great intensity and finesse.
Trinity Ridge Vineyard was planted by and is farmed organically under the watchful eye of vineyard manager Phil Coturri. This vineyard, consisting of two unique sites with varying elevation and exposure, is planted to Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc.