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Winery Keep Wines
Farming Practicescertified organic / single spray in early summer, drip irrigation once or twice per vintage
Soilsvolcanic soil on slope / clay soils on valley floor
Trellis systemGuyot
Harvest Techniqueby hand
Year Vines Were Planted2001
Fermentation100% whole cluster fermentation in stainless steel / gentle pumpovers / pressed to barrel
Maturation18 months in neutral barrel / 18 months in bottle
Sulfurminimal effective sulfur
Item NoT0165
Bottle Case12
Country United States
Region California
Sub-region Napa Valley
Keep Wines Syrah Kahn Vineyard

“Our sixth vintage of making wine from the Kahn Vineyard. This hillside vineyard located at the southernmost tip of the Mayacamas range which divides Napa and Sonoma Valley contains a combination of valcanic and valley floor soils giving it tremendous complexity. The cool nights and warm days give this wine perfect balance between ripeness and acid, we farm this vineyard ourselves certified organic. In 2017 we decided to try doing 100% whole cluster and doing gentle pump overs instead of the usual punch downs. Picked at 24 Brix, aged 18 months in neutral oak barrels and then bottle aged for another 18 months. Meaty minerality, bright tannins, full fruit mid palate, long finish.” - Winemaker’s Notes