2018 Las Brisas Syrah


Las BrisasSyrah is named for the persistent breezes emanating from the nearby Pacific Ocean that caress – and sometimes accost – our vines at Evan’s Ranch. These breezes exert a beneficial effect on Syrah, a variety that reaches its apex of quality in cool-climate regions like France’s Northern Rhône Valley and California’s South Central Coast. 

The 2018 vintage followed a heavy rainfall year that ended a five year drought.  However we had a below average rainfall year in 2018, but a typical ripening season with little to no detrimental weather conditions.  These conditions resulted in a generous crop, whichdelivered classic cool climate characters with spice driven components, and high level of tannins.  Fruit flavors in the background of boysenberry and blueberry to compliment the spicy notes.

Compared to our Lone Oak Syrah, Las Brisasis the earthier, spicier and more powerful of our two Evan’s Ranch Syrahs.  It beautifully captures the savory characteristics of the grape.  In addition to fragrant black raspberry, dark cherry and blackcurrant aromas, Las Brisas offers complex scents of white pepper, black licorice, roasting meat and wild herbs. Its deeply concentrated, dark fruit flavors are framed by sturdy, but supple tannins and a long, rich finish with savory spice and chocolate tones. Enjoy with roasted meats and savory dishes.  Delicious young, Las BrisasSyrah ages beautifully for 5-7 years from the date it was bottled. 

Enjoy!

Dan Gainey

 


Wine Details

Composition:

100% Evan's Ranch Syrah:

  • 50% Clone 7
  • 30% Clone 877
  • 20% Estrella Clone 

Harvest Dates:
October 8th - October 24th, 2018

Barrel Aging:
13 months in 100% French oak, 40% new oak

Bottled:
March 6th, 2020

Alcohol:
14.1%

TA:
0.65 g/100 ml

pH:
3.48