2017 Arroyo Grande Valley Syrah, Rim Rock Vineyard
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The Rim Rock Vineyard is now farmed by Piedrasassi. We signed a lease to the vineyard in 2016 and began the process of farming the vineyard with organic practices. The vineyard lies on a ridge of weathered stones (Chamise Shaly Loam) less than 7 miles from the Pacific Ocean. The own-rooted vines (grafted from Chardonnay) were planted in 1988, and yield very small quantities of grapes.
Rim Rock is ever-constant in its expression of violets – a character of Syrah that is very elusive, and only reveals itself when planted in a great terroir. These delicate floral aromas coalesce with notes of iodine, white pepper and wild blueberry. The wine is restrained but speaks volumes in its subtlety––and ultimately concludes with a persistent finish of dusty tannins.
Currently available for pick up at two locations: the Piedrasassi farm stand in the Saturday Farmers’ Market in Santa Barbara, and the Piedrasassi bakery in Lompoc (on Wednesdays and Fridays, curbside pickup only). Shipping on these wines, pending availability, will recommence in the fall.