2017 Syrah

Baker Lane Vineyard, Sonoma Coast, CA

  • Producer

    Scribe Winery

  • What we love

    Many of the greatest Syrah in the world now cost well over $100 a bottle. This one from the small Sonoma winery Scribe joins them in every way – except price. Flavors are incredible: Wild blueberry, black olive, cracked pepper, orange peel, exotic spices, and something deliciously umami. But perhaps the most compelling aspect of this Syrah is its freshness. Maybe, it’s the wine’s surprisingly low alcohol that kept its vitality in place. Or maybe the Baker Lane Vineyard is a superlative terroir. It’s hard to know. But I do know one thing: this is one of a handful of the best Syrah in California.

$62.00

About this Wine

Founded in 2007 by Andrew and Adam Mariani, Scribe Winery produces energetic and terroir-driven wines in the heart of the Sonoma Valley. Bottles are site-specific and produced with a non-interventionist mentality in the cellar.

Baker Lane Vineyard is tucked into the rolling hills southwest of Sebastopol where this cool, maritime-influenced area provides a vibrant and focused expression of California Syrah. The slow ripening means more flavor, more freshness, more energy, and less alcohol. A wide array of clonal choices, dense planting, organic farming, and an overall artisanal approach results in a Syrah of great distinction. Enjoy!

10 barrels produced.

 

  • Technical Data:
  • 100% Syrah
  • Alcohol: 12.5% | pH: 3.81
  • Drink now through 2028

Andrew and Adam Mariani

Co-Founders


Scribe Winery in Sonoma, Calif. produces vibrant, terroir-driven wines.

The winery, founded in 2007 on a property that pioneered pre-prohibition Sonoma Valley winemaking, is managed by fourth-generation California farmers and brothers, Andrew and Adam Mariani.

Andrew and Adam believe that the best wines are a result of a healthy relationship between man and nature, and that a vineyard managed in harmony with the greater ecosystem results in more site-specific wines that represent a sense of time and place. When vinified with non-interventionist methods, the result is a distinct wine that faithfully reflects what the vineyard naturally expresses.

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