The fabulous wines we featured:
2005 Roll Ranch Vineyard, California Syrah
- 96 points, Connoisseurs' Guide
- 90-91 points, The Wine Advocate
- Just 516 cases were made
Tasting Notes: This wine has an evocative and lively aroma of pine, sage and damp earth. There are sappy plum pit and cherry aromas as well, and no hint of overripe heaviness – which is not to say the wine is light, it isn’t. It is savory and rich with a nice bittersweet chocolate aftertaste.
2006 Santa Barbara County, Presidio Vineyard Syrah
- 95 points, Connoisseurs' Guide
- 93 points, Wine Advocate, Robert M. Parker, Jr.
- 93 points, Wine Enthusiast
Tasting Notes: Spectacular aroma of bright berry fruits and peppery herbal earthiness. There is a density and sexy, musky vineyard personality that is hidden by its freshness.
The key to producing special wine is in the care taken growing the grapes. There is an inverse relationship between quantity and quality when it comes to grapes, so rather than purchasing ours by the ton, we have long term agreements with our growers to buy the fruit by the acre. This lets us culture the vines and thin the crop to our strict specifications, yet allows the grower to receive a fair return.