Joyce Vineyards, Syrah, Santa Lucia Highlands Tondre Grapefield, Monterey County 2018
The fruit for this Syrah comes from Tondré Grapefield, located at the center of Santa Lucia Highlands. This site is impeccably farmed by Joe Alarid, a veteran grape and produce farmer in the Salinas Valley. Only 4 acres of this vineyard site are planted to Syrah; which we have been sourcing since 2013. Because this Syrah grows in a relatively cool climate, it is able to produce intense fruit full of bright blue fruit flavors along with lift from the cool climate.
Black fruits, peppercorns, dried lavender, minty herb, crushed violets, forest floor
Black raspberry, pomegranate, damson plum, liquid violets, embers, mixed spices