2020 Curvature Syrah
"This wine was a beacon of hope for us in 2020. It looked like the fires that ravaged all of California would take every bit of our precious red juice from that vintage, but this was the wine that prevailed. In a horrible year for so many we were blessed to be able to make this juicy and aromatic Syrah from the Thompson Vineyard in the Central Coast. This aromatic daily drinker expresses dark berry characters, pepper and lots of savory notes. Enjoy!" - Cristie Kerr
The 2019 vintage was one of the cooler vintages of the last decade. Ample spring rains fueled healthy canopy growth and a crop that was nearly as generous as 2018. The first half of the growing season was moderate, and therefore somewhat extended. This allowed the vines time to slow their growth heading into veraison and maximize their nutrient uptake and pre-ripening photosynthesis. The second half of the season, in which the grapes ripen and are harvested, was warm, with some heat during the harvest period, leading to wines of incredible silkiness, fresh and pure fruit, elegant texture, and impressive length.