ELMER - SYRAH 2012

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ELMER - SYRAH 2012

168.00

Less Than 5 Cases Available.
100% Estate Ballard Canyon Vineyard
Ballard Canyon AVA
Hand Picked by Family in 2012
Barrel Aged 2 Years
Bottled in 2014
Bottle Aged 1 Year

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Elmer is one of 3 Syrah's we have released this year. 
The Little Brother:

We felt that each of the Syrah's were so different that it would have been a shame to blend them together and release them as one. Though when blended they had a distinct harmony and recognizable characteristic of being our wine. It just didn't seem like the right thing to do. It seemed to steal their individuality, their remarkable nature, what made them unique. 

I had ha hard time reasoning this with myself... We farmed these places ourselves, the same hands touched everyone of these vines. All of these vines are raised only feet apart from each other, on the exact same vineyard. We didn't really do anything to make these grapes differ from each other, they are the same clone/dna.  

Yet, the personalities of these wines differ wildly.   

The only way I could describe it, was like brothers.
Think of them as 3 brothers that share the same DNA, they were raised in the same FAMILY, same house, same parents, but have wildly different personalities. 
Yes they share many characteristics, the same general look, mannerisms, and features. But they are different from each other.... 
As soon as I took this position in thought. I became delighted with it. 
I will now spend the rest of my life getting to know these individuals.

  • LESS THAN 43 CASES ARE AVAILABLE from the initial release do to PRE SALES.

  • 3 Cases Remain

     

  • Harold is harvested from the FAT MAN TERRACE

  • Elmer is from the LITTLE BOY TERRACE

  • Gil is from the HIGH HILL

     

  • LESS THAN 5 CASES ARE AVAILABLE from the initial release do to PRE SALES.

     

  • Harold is harvested from the HIGH HILL

  • Elmer is from the LITTLE BOY TERRACE

  • Gil is from the FAT MAN TERRACE