La Pelle Syrah 2020, Bien Nacido Block X, Santa Maria Valley, Central Coast, California

This Syrah comes from the oldest vines at the celebrated Bien Nacido property, located on the central coast of California. Harvested mid-September, the fruit was divided it into two small tanks , each filled up to 30% whole cluster and included a small amount of stems. Native fermentation and punch down were the main tools used for optimal skin-to-juice contact. The wine was aged 18 months in 25% new French oak and is dark berry in color, peppery, floral, and expressive on the nose. The palate has classic notes of herbs and spice with balanced tannins. It has an earthy, meaty mid-palate characteristic with hints of salty-coast-melding with dried flowers. Structured with great acidity and richness with lingering spice.