2016 Las Brisas Syrah


Las Brisas Syrah 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. 

Las Brisas is the earthier, spicier and more tannic of our two Evan’s Ranch syrahs – Lone Oak is the other – and 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 violets, 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. Delicious young, Las Brisas Syrah ages beautifully for 5-7 years.

Enjoy!

Dan Gainey

 


Wine Details

Composition:

100% Evan's Ranch Syrah:

  • 50% Clone 877
  • 50% Clone 99

Harvest Dates:
September 27th - September 28th, 2016

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

Bottled:
April 19th, 2018

Alcohol:
14.1%

TA:
0.70 g/100 ml

pH:
3.53