2019 The Source
"The journey is part of the experience — an expression of the seriousness of one's intent. One doesn't take the A train to Mecca." — Anthony Bourdain
Our journey with Syrah continues and we’re still serious students of Syrah. Numerous vineyard “sources” and countless hours of study in the field have netted two things: 1) A hypervigilant level of attention to the color, texture, and aromatics and 2) The need to make more Syrah! 2019’s The Source is vivacious, full-bodied and has a multi-layered finish. Baker’s chocolate and black forest cake, ripe blackberries, and cassis flourish with tones of cracked pepper, smoky bacon, aromatic Herbes de Provence and leather. Tannins are round and refined with mouthwatering acidity to back them up. The Source is a savory, meaty showstopper of a Syrah.
280 Cases Produced
92-94 pts, Jeb Dunnuck | The more Syrah-dominated 2019 The Source is 93% Syrah and 7% Grenache. I like its balance slightly more, and it has an assortment of darker berry fruits as well a peppery spice and violet aromas and flavors. Medium to full-bodied and nicely concentrated, it has serious potential.
Fermented in stainless steel. 100% destemmed. Cap managed with punchdowns, pumpovers and pneumatage. Aged 20 months in 56% new French oak.
93% Syrah, 7% Grenache
Kimsey Vineyard, John Sebastiano Vineyard, Bien Nacido Vineyard, Alta Colina Vineyard, Live Oak Ranch, Denner Vineyard