2019 Petaluma Gap Syrah is one of the most pure and aromatic wines we’ve made from our site. A tremendous vintage, 2019 felt like a return to the “old” normal for California - an overall cool growing season with above average rains. The mild fall temperatures allowed us to pick at a relaxed pace with low sugars and full phenolic ripeness. Classic Syrah aromatics of lavender, fennel, violets, and white pepper burst from the glass. Fresh and bright on the palate, the wine offers a full spectrum of red and blue fruits while time in the glass begins to reveal savory notes of olive, cracked pepper, and game. Whole cluster tannins create tension and lift as the wine finishes with an earthy, saline minerality. As always, our Petaluma Gap Syrah is farmed organically and by just the two of us. 100% native fermentation, no additions, bottled unfined and unfiltered with minimal effective SO2.