2015 Chamisal Vineyards Califa Syrah
Chamisal was the first vineyard planted in the Edna Valley in 1973 and now contains 80 acres planted to 5 varieties and 25 clonal selections. The nearby Pacific ocean creates a long temperate growing season for exceptional hang time, which combines with the calcareous, clay-rich soil to produce fruit with exceptional intensity and complex flavors.
This dark purple wine opens with luscious, deep black fruit aromatics with underlying savory notes of white pepper, pink peppercorn and a hint of smoked meat. The palate opens with spicy flavors of nutmeg and ground corriander, followed by focused fruit notes of baked black plum and dark cherry that lead to an opulent mid-palate and soft tannins that will allow the wine to age extremely well.