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2023 Estate Syrah - Ibarra-Young Vineyard

2023 Estate Syrah - Ibarra-Young Vineyard

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The Syrah is part of the original planting at Ibarra-Young Vineyard, planted in 1971. It is own-rooted, it’s been farmed organically since 1993, and is absolutely the soul of the property! This Syrah block is located on a sandy loam slope in the most fertile section of the vineyard. These vines produce tight and dense clusters averaging the size of your palm. When they are ripe, the cluster’s dainty golden stems pop off with a small tug - you don’t even need sheers to harvest!

 

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The Syrah was harvested in three picks in order to gain depth, acidity, and layers of different tannin structures in the final wine. Considering the cool growing season we were able to spread the picks out considerably. The first pick was harvested around 20.5B. The second pick was harvested a week later, and the third pick came in a week after that. All the picks were fermented 100% whole cluster ranging from 16 to 23 days on skins. The three lots were blended about a month before being bottled unfined and unfiltered in July of 2024

Tasting Notes

The friend you never want to go home. Caring, funny, inquisitive, genuine. Ripe red fruits, subtle violets, some girth, some grip, this wine will age and cellar exceptionally well.

Wine Details

  • 13.4% ABV
  • 235 cases produced
  • Regenerative organic grapes managed holistically, minimal effective sulfites
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  • about the label

    Lepus californicus, the black-tailed jackrabbit running through a patch of morning glory, was painted by my mother, Eileen Anderson. The black-tailed jackrabbit thrives in our no-till vineyard. They are primarily nocturnal and feed on the vegetation and grasses throughout the vines. They aren’t burrowing animals, so they don’t harm the vineyard floor like a cottontail would. The morning glory can be a nuisance on the vineyard floor in wetter environments, but it is simply a splash of color and food for pollinators in our arid climate. The back label depicts a small branch of Quercus lobata, the valley oak tree. The old valley oak trees were here long before these vine rows and continue to provide a home and food for birds, bugs, bats, and small mammals that thrive alongside our vines. They also provide a substantial amount of shade in the hot summer days. We love these oaks just as much as our old vines.