2016 ORIGINALS SYRAH - 1.5L
Our Original plantings lie in Block 1 and 2 where the sandstone and limestone bedrock appear on the surface, chunks judiciously mixed into the clay-shale top soil. I find the ground beautiful, with white stones littering the rows mirroring the dirt in so many of the worlds’ great vineyards.
In 2008, we decided the wine from these older vines should be bottled separately, and the Originals Syrah label was born.
Because of Originals vines’ age, Ruben Solorzano withholds irrigation to create intense, firm Syrah that carries the true stamp of Ballard Canyon. Tiny grapes create inky dark, brooding, serious wine. Typically Originals requires at least two years in bottle for the boxy, savory notes to turn soft and sensual.
This is an opportunity to reserve our 2016 Originals Syrah in 1.5L bottles. Scheduled for release Fall 2018.
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