The 2012 Syrah Walker Vine Hill is another ripe, concentrated 2012 from this estate. Sporting a deep ruby/purple color as well as notes of blackberries, blueberries, crushed rock, peppery herbs, and charcoal, it has an elegant, moderately tannic and concentrated style that's going to benefit from another year or three of bottle age.
For us, identifying a top-notch vineyard is like hearing a great song for the first time. It's immediately identifiable. It has no blue-print for duplication. It won't let go of you. In a word, it is genuine. From these extraordinary vineyards, we produce compelling wines year after year, doing our best to read their cues and allow their terroir to shine. The map below illustrates the depth of our obsession. From the cool-climate, redwood fringed Perli Vineyard in the Mendocino County AVA to a collection of wild sites we love in the Bennett Valley AVA, our journeys across Northern California have been exhaustive ? but they have been so worth it.