ARGOT 2016 Posted Syrah Sonoma Mountain
VINEYARD Steiner Vineyard. Located at 1,100 ft, on the northwest crown of Sonoma Mountain
PRODUCTION 140 cases
VARIETAL 100% Syrah; 470, Alban 1 and Alban Powerblock selections
CRUSH Early morning harvest by hand, October 1st, cluster and berry sorted, destemmed and crushed
FERMENT 5-day cold soaks, followed by 14 day native fermentation in open-top bins.
AGING 20 months, French oak, 100% new, mixture of 300L hogsheads and barrique shapes. Never racked prior to bottling. Bottled unfined, unfiltered.
NOTES No Syrah terroir in Sonoma County compares with Sonoma Mountain’s northwest crown—cool fog-affected mornings, sun-bathed afternoons, cooled by persistent coastal breezes, and temperate evenings. The soils in Steiner’s Syrah blocks — ashy and moondust-like, littered with decomposing sea bed — further contribute to the unique nature of this site.