Leitmotif 2018 Slide Hill Vineyard Syrah
The 2018 Syrah comes from the Slide Hill Vineyard in the cool reaches of Edna Valley. Planted in 2005 by Bob Linquist of Qupe, this site has been farmed biodynamically from its inception. Our Syrah grows on one of the steepest sections of the vineyard, in shaley, sandy loam soils. Distinctively cool-climate, this wine tends toward the peppery and savory end of the flavor spectrum for Syrah. Balanced, with integrated tannins and acidity, it is drinkable as a young wine but should age gracefully for many years. Fermentation with 100% stem- inclusion, and neutral oak aging provide tension and purity. This Syrah was allowed to ferment spontaneously, with native yeasts indigenous to the Slide Hill Vineyard, further showcasing the character of this unique terroir.