Railsback Freres Syrah 'Bien Nacido - Sans Soufre' Santa Maria Valley 2018
VINTAGE : 2018
COUNTRY : USA
REGION/APPELLATION : California, Santa Maria Valley
VARIETAL : Syrah
Some of their favorite wines in France come from the Northern Rhône appellations of Cornas, Côte-Rôtie, and Hermitage, where the Syrah grape reigns supreme. The 2018 vintage Syrah was inspired by Northern Rhône greats Thierry Allemand, Auguste Clape, and Gerard Chave. Grapes are sourced from the Bien Nacido vineyard in the agricultural heart of the Santa Maria Valley, avoiding any additions of Sulphur (SO2), and then aged for 17 months in neutral French oak barrels. Bottling was done without fining or filtration, and only 207 cases were produced.
The 2018 vintage is bold, full-bodied, and bursting with aromas of smoke, boysenberry and blueberry fruits, and the classic black pepper spice of Syrah.