Randy Peters farms this vineyard outside of Sebastopol in western Sonoma County. The southern slopes of these hills form the northern edge of the Petaluma Gap, which rushes cool, marine air from the Pacific Ocean inland. These Syrah and interplanted Viognier vines, which Randy put in for us just a few years ago, occupy less than an acre at the lowest edge of this cool, foggy vineyard. The entire block produced just above three tons of fruit.
Black ruby color with heady aromas of purple blossoms, blue fruit, green peppercorn and cured meat, a classic example of cool-climate Syrah. With time in glass, the small amount of Viognier in the blend pops with perfumes of peach flower and white spice. This 2-acre site is consistently a duality of depth and raciness, texture and acidity, fresh and intensely spiced with mouth coating flavors and lively acidity. It's easy to compare this new world beauty to old world counterparts. Drink now and for 10 years. 13.2% abv.