VISUALS Become the Memory Syrah 2021
Vineyard: Grist Vineyard, Dry Creek Valley AVA. Located in northern Sonoma County, 15 miles from the ocean, Grist sits 1000 feet above sea level at the top of Bradford Mountain, the tallest hill of the coastal range bordering Dry Creek Valley. Named for the old grist mill on the property, it was originally planted about 100 years ago by the Hambrecht family. The vineyard was replanted in 1973 and has been farmed organically since 2003. The iron-rich, red volcanic soils produce low yielding but concentrated fruit, perfect for Syrah. Grist Vineyard is also home to our friend Woody Hambrecht (grandson of the estate owner), formerly of Haus Aperitif and currently of Ami Ami Wine.
Harvest: September 2021
Vinification: Foot Treaded and allowed to ferment whole cluster with native yeast in open top bins. Aged in neutral oak for 14 months. Unfined and unfiltered. Aged in the bottle for 9 months.
Bottling: 750 ml Antique Green, corked. Contains sulfites
Aging: Drink Fresh One 750ml bottle