2019 SYRAH / Serine Sauvage / GABILAN MOUNTAINS



Coastview Vineyard, situated on a ridgetop 2,300 feet up the Gabilan Mountains, is the predominant (90%) component of this wine. One of the most dramatically beautiful sites on the Central Coast, Coastview is a success story written by cool-climate syrah. Organically farmed, the thin soils of decomposed granite with veins of limestone are planted to chardonnay, pinot noir, grenache, Bordeaux varieties, and of course syrah.

Granite has proven itself as one of the greatest soils for syrah, from the slopes of southern Côte-Rôtie and Hermitage, to Saint-Joseph and Cornas. The name Serine Sauvage is an homage to these great terroirs in the Northern Rhône, where the old-school, massale selection is named Sérine, often considered the best vinifera material for creating concentrated and long-aging wines. These examples also tend toward a certain sauvage character– wild and rustic, while still quite ethereal.

Dark purple and and medium-full bodied. Brambleberry, anise, and smoked meat dominate the nose, while white pepper and black fruits follow on the palate.

Alcohol 13.3%
pH 3.63
TA 7.4
100% whole cluster fermentation
Native primary and secondary fermentations
10 months élévage in 67% second-fill and 33% neutral French oak barrels
One and a half barrels • 33 cases produced
Unfined & unfiltered

96 point Wine Enthusiast