2016 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.
Our Califa Syrah is a compelling example of cool-climate Syrah. Opening with notes of sun-warmed blackberries, violets and black pepper, the wine also has a faint note of smoked meat. On the palate, the wine displays notes of plum, black olives, and briary spice with a rich texture and long finish.