DTR Ranch Syrah is made from grapes planted at our home ranch in 1999. This is the fourth single site bot- tling of Syrah from this vineyard. It is our coolest Syrah site and it is located on the steep slopes of the Fiddle- town appellation. Most of these vines are grown without rootstock. We farm these slate, schist, and quartz - laden soils in a holistic and sustainable manner using just organic compost to amend the soil, owls to keep the rodents in check, in-row cultivation, organic sulphur as a fungicide, and lots of hand labor.
The wine has delicious and savory Syrah fruit characteristics, great transparency and purity, with a compelling mineral focus from the vineyard site.