2010 Ryan Road

2010 Ryan Road

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The fruit for our 2010 Syrah was selected from the Ryan Road Vineyard, located at 1,500 feet in elevation. The vines are rooted in calcareous rich soils and are grown under very dry conditions that produce tiny berries and low yields. The grapes were hand selected and handpicked into half-ton bins during the final week of September, ensuring all grapes had reached ideal maturity.

At the winery, the fruit was destemmed and gently crushed into small stainless steel fermenters. A short cold soak for three days preserved the distinct flavors of the varietal. During fermentation, the juice was pumped over three times a day to extract the optimum amount of color and tannins. At dryness, the fruit was pressed, settled in tanks for two days and then racked to barrels to complete malolactic fermentation. The wines were meticulously racked four times while being aged for 20 months in French oak barrels and bottled unfined and unfiltered.

Enjoy now through 2019.

Tasting Notes

  • Color: Deep ruby
  • Aroma: Ripe plum and dark cherries with notes of cola and hints of savory spice
  • Taste: Full-bodied with a dense, creamy structure; ripe fruit flavors linger on the finish
Other Notes
"A complex and densely silky Syrah" — Matthias Gubler, Winemaker
Wine Specs
Paso Robles
Harvest Date
Sep. 29, 2010
20 months in French oak barrels
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