• Piedra Sassi 2017 Sta. Rita Hills Syrah

390 cases. Sebastiano Vineyards (80%) Patterson Vineyard (20%) Dense aromas of boysenberry, cherry-wood smoke, peppercorn and pine needle converge on the dynamic nose of this blend of two vineyards. Sticky tannins frame a wildly flavored sip that gathers yakitori lamb, rosemary flowers, blackberry and eucalyptus tea into one unique package. 94 Points  Wine Enthusiast December 2019

While we love the introductory PS, stepping up to the single vineyards from Piedra Sassi is more of a leap up. This is a mix of mostly the Sebastiano Vineyard with just a 20% Patterson Vineyard, both from the Santa Rita Hills. The nose shows olive tapenade, deep black cherry, raspberry bramble, pretty minerality and a just there pepper spice edge. The palate is moderate in weight and recalls the northern Rhone with cherry, violets, pepper, and a just there hit of crushed rocks.  D&M Tasting Notes

In the vineyard, the team at Piedrasassi picks a bit earlier than their colleagues to keep the alcohol levels in balance with flavor and to preserve the natural acidity of the fruit. In the winery, Moorman employs some whole cluster inclusion, indigenous yeast fermentation, and no sulfur added at fermentation, remaining as natural as possible without compromising the integrity of the wine. Elevage is in 500L barrels to limit the wine’s exposure to oxygen and to minimize the influence of oak. They add the smallest amount of sulfur to the wine at bottling; allowing the aromatics to stay expressive while still protecting the wine during cellaring. The result, in all of these bottlings, is Syrah that shows off the different sites through aromas that bloom and evolve in the glass and tannins that grip and engage the palate. Distributors Notes


Piedra Sassi 2017 Sta. Rita Hills Syrah

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