Alder Springs Vineyard Syrah 2021
The famed Alder Springs Ranch located 12 miles east of the Pacific Ocean is perched above the small town of Laytonville. It spans over 6,000 acres with 140 acres of hillside vineyards planted at altitudes ranging from 1,750 – 2,700 feet above sea level. Alder Springs vineyard is known for its tiny berries with powerful concentration resulting in dark, inky wines. Warm days with bright sun, cold nights and rocky soils provide near perfect growing conditions for cool climate grape varieties like Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Syrah. Alder Springs in widely considered one of the finest vineyards in North America. Our Syrah from Alder Springs comes from the very unique and picturesque "Knob" block. It is quite literally a terraced "knob" that is planted to a massal selection of Syrah with 360 degrees of sun exposure.
The 2021 Alder Springs Syrah promises both immediate enjoyment and the potential for graceful aging. A deep, nearly opaque dark garnet color, this Syrah beckons with a captivating nose. Cherry bark, boysenberry, red currant, and black raspberries harmonize with intriguing hints of tamari soy sauce, bergamot, and black tea. Earthy elements of cedar, porcini mushrooms, and pine resin add depth, while a touch of wild lingonberry rounds out the bouquet. The palate impresses with chewy tannins and a waxy, mouth-coating texture. Cocoa nib, dried goji berries, and wild blueberries mingle with fresh thyme and alpine strawberries, creating a dynamic flavor profile. Tangerine peel and pink peppercorn provide brightness and complexity, all heightened by an insanely mouthwatering acidity. This wine is vibrant, refreshing, and full of life.
pH: 3.78 TA: 6.1 g/L Alc: 14.88%
- WinemakerCasey Stringer
- AppellationMendocino County
- VineyardAlder Springs Vineyard