50 Petite Sirah, 30 Mission, 20 Zinfandel. Vineyards: Bains, Somers, Shergill - all organically farmed.
100 whole cluster Carbonic Maceration for 6-10 days in stainless steel. Pressed into a mix of concrete and stainless steel for 8-12 days. No sulfur used in the winemaking. Aged 10 months in old wood barrels. 675 cases produced.
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During my 1st vintage working with Pax Mahle on Monte Rio Cellars in 2016 I had the opportunity to choose my favorite barrels from Pax's stable of hillside vineyards in Sonoma. Together we crafted a wine that represented not only our mutual deep passion for Syrah but the characteristics from California wines of yesteryear.