Casa Vineyard, Santa Cruz Mountains, CA
Scar of the Sea
What we love
The 2017 Casa Vineyard Syrah is crafted from 15-year-old vines at 2,200 feet elevation in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Fermented entirely whole-clustered, this Syrah not the weighty, opaque sort of Syrah you might be accustomed to, but it is gorgeous: This is a limpid, ruby-purple wine expressing fresh black fruits, pine needle, salami, green olive and lavender, with long, tugging tannins.
About this Wine
Medium-bodied and dry, this is a very elegant Syrah expression from mountain top vines that are dry-farmed on very volcanic rocky soils. Expressive, smooth, and flavorful. We recommend decanting to allow the wine to open up. Cheers!
94 points, Robert Parker
- 100% Syrah
- Alcohol: 13.3%
- Winemaking: Fermented 100% whole cluster, with native yeasts, and aged for 13 months
- Drink now through 2037
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