Wind Gap 'Sonoma Coast' Syrah 2013
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" This 2013 continues a long-standing tradition of blending our favorite cold-climate Syrah sites together to create something that is greater than the sum of its parts. More wiz, bang and pop than the 2012, this wine is loaded with all of those savory Syrah qualities that you have heard me talk about for years, olives, pepper and meat, along with the brilliance of the 2013 vintage. This wine is all about the freshness and ... read more
Item ID: #20286
Size: 750mL (wine)
Closure: Cork

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" This 2013 continues a long-standing tradition of blending our favorite cold-climate Syrah sites together to create something that is greater than the sum of its parts. More wiz, bang and pop than the 2012, this wine is loaded with all of those savory Syrah qualities that you have heard me talk about for years, olives, pepper and meat, along with the brilliance of the 2013 vintage. This wine is all about the freshness and structure from being harvested earlier than the 2012, because it was a warmer year that was exacerbated by the drought.

Tasting Notes
Deeply fruited and structured, this is classic Sonoma Coast Syrah. Dark, dank aromas from Majik, lifted blue- fruits and purple flowers from Armagh and brilliant blackberry liqueur density from Nellessen, we love the completeness of this blend. Ready to drink on release, this wine will continue to improve for many years in your cellar.

Vineyard Notes
40% Gaps Crown Vineyard, 35% Griffins Lair Vineyard, 15% Black Knight Vineyard, 10% Sun Chase Vineyard

Production Notes
547 cases bottled

Wind Gaps

Many of our vineyards are planted along or are directly influenced by one wind gap or another. These geological breaks in the coastal hills funnel wind inland and strongly influence the growing and ripening of our grapes. It seems only fitting to us that our name should celebrate the forces of nature that are shaping our wines.

Pax Mahle, Winemaker

Wine lovers will know the name Pax Mahle from his first winery – PAX – which garnered high scores and much notoriety. Though he has always been influenced by French styles of winemaking, it was the bold, powerful Syrahs that first brought praise and attention to Pax in his new chapter as Sommelier-turned-Winemaker.

Pax was sourcing fruit from a number of different vineyards within northern California. One year, a particular vineyard had an unusually cool growing season. Fermenting the fruit in single barrels, Pax found that the wines produced from this cooler site had the alluring freshness he had always loved in French wines. He believed they were the kind of wines one could drink every night with dinner, regardless of season. Pax continued experimenting with fruit from cooler growing regions and began picking at lower sugar levels, and in the mid-2000s created the Wind Gap label as an outlet for his new direction.

According to Pax: “Wind Gap is all about classically styled wines that represent the new California.” ~ Winery notes

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Wind Gap WinesWine lovers will know the name Pax Mahle from his first winery – PAX – which garnered high scores and much notoriety. Though he has always been influenced by French styles of winemaking, it was the bold, powerful Syrahs that first brought praise and attention to Pax in his new chapter as Sommelier-turned-Winemaker.

Pax was sourcing fruit from a number of different vineyards within northern California. One year, a particular vineyard had an unusually cool growing season. Fermenting the fruit in single barrels, Pax found that the wines produced from this cooler site had the alluring freshness he had always loved in French wines. He believed they were the kind of wines one could drink every night with dinner, regardless of season. Pax continued experimenting with fruit from cooler growing regions and began picking at lower sugar levels, and in the mid-2000s created the Wind Gap label as an outlet for his new direction.

According to Pax: "Wind Gap is all about classically styled wines that represent the new California."

Many of the winery's vineyards are planted along or are directly influenced by one wind gap or another. These geological breaks in the coastal hills funnel wind inland and strongly influence the growing and ripening of grapes. It seems only fitting that the name should celebrate the forces of nature that are shaping Pax's wines.

Farming Practice: Practicing Organic

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