2018 Coastview Vineyard 'Members Only' Syrah
Straddling an exposed ridge of limestone, granite and chalk soils, the Coastview Vineyard sits at 2400 feet elevation with sweeping views of the Salinas Valley, the surrounding Gabilan Mountains, and Monterey Bay in the distance. Their holistic approach focusing on sustainability can be seen in everything, from the large flock of Pygmy sheep that they use in place of herbicides to the artesian spring wells they use for irrigation in times of severe drought. Breezes blowing in from the Monterey Bay create a maritime climate, with warm days of consistent sunshine moderated by cool nights for even ripening -- making for concentrated flavours in the grapes and elegant acidity.
The Members Only Syrah was brought into the cellar and foot-crushed, then fermented whole-cluster and macerated on the skins for 25 days, receiving one pump-over per day during fermentation. Raised In 225L neutral oak barrels, racked once to tank before being bottled unfined, unfiltered, with zero sulphur.
A must-have for holiday dinners.
Limited quantities & exclusive to Pulp Wine & Denmark
- Area: United States, California, Monterey Bay
- Grapes: 100% Syrah