2018 Sebastiano Syrah
Earthier and heavier than previous vintages, this is a Syrah that gives homage to both its Northern Rhône inspiration and its Californian roots.
A bright ruby/purple color with moderate acidity and heavy tannins, with dark, earthy, and mildly floral notes of creosote bush and sage—the garrigue of the Sta. Rita Hills. A complex aromatic mixture of leather, tobacco, grilled meats, smoke, black pepper, and cherries transmutes on the palate to a balanced but to be defined impressions of dark berries, spices, cocoa, and herbs. A beautifully structured wine that will continue to deepen and refine its expression of self over the next 10+ years.