NineteenFifty5 | TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY | Syrah/ Cabernet | ESTATE

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NineteenFifty5 | TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY | Syrah/ Cabernet | ESTATE


Just released and we have LESS THAN 40 Cases Left.

55% Cabernet SAUVIGNON
45% Syrah

Estate Grown
El Camino Real Vineyard
Santa Ynez Valley
2016 | Picked by Family
2018 | Put to Bottle
Now - 2040 | Enjoy


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Each year we celebrate the union of my Grandparents, and the creation of the Saarloos family by crafting a bottle for them.

This is the 10th Anniversary of this union. 
A milestone like this in any marriage is meant to be celebrated.

When we first made this wine i couldn’t even find one like it…
1955 The 10 year anniversary bottle of what was the reason we began this wine journey. 
The wine that launched the tasting room. The wine that changed the course of my family’s life. The wine that celebrates each year of my grandparents marriage. The wine that freed the line in what we should could and would do. .........
I think about it all the time. 
What if my grandparents never met, what if my mom said no to my persistent father, what if I was 10 minutes late from meeting heather and missed falling in love at first sight...
This wine is up with those moments for me. 
What If’s are chaptermarkers in a life story. 
My father and I have laughed until tears have ran down our faces talking about the years before this wine and how it came to be like old friends telling old stories would about near misses, dumb luck, and bullets parting your hair. 

Every time I look at it I feel it. 
Every time I taste it I remember why we are here. 
Here is to you Grandpa and Grandma and everything that has lead to this moment.

The Marriage of both of our vineyards in one bottle. The First grape planted on Each Vineyard.
Cabernet Sauvignon from El Camino Real
Syrah from our Windmill Ranch Vineyard.
Married together in one bottle. 
An expression of who we are with two distinct personalities balanced together in the bottle. 

A cellebration of Marriage

If you think of a married couple, they are different from each other. In essence two individuals that have made a choice for their two lives to become ONE LIFE. This Union melds their lives together just as we have two wines together their lives have been intertwined. In all cases, this union creates something entirely special, unique and one of a kind. The two vineyards produce drastically different fruit even though they are only two miles apart. When they are joined they create something that would never exist on its own.
Just as in Marriage the balance is always in flux. There is no perfect balance that we can release every year. Every Year is an expression of itself, and in essence, it is WHO WE ARE this Year. There are ebbs and flows, and sometimes the Cabernet is dominant in flavor and structure we need less in the blend, at times the Syrah is delicate and easily overshadowed, and we make adjustments to the percentages. 
Just like in marriage, it all takes attention, patience, time, a few deep breaths and yes, a never-ending amount of Work. 

We do this by bringing together the Syrah from Windmill Vineyard and the Cabernet from our El Camino Real Vineyard. Each of these varietals and each vineyard are unique. We treat and farm them very differently. They both need to be scratched in just the right places... It is as different as Mom and Dad, a Husband and Wife, Brother and Sister.... 
They both just need what they need and demand your attention and affection in different ways....

To the right, you can see an example of each one of these wines. Every year is different, just as, we are different people each year in our marriage. We are a changed by the addition of another, and they are modified by us. This delicate balance is forever changing in the wedding, and in our wines. 
Celebrate the differences.
Celebrate the union.