91 points - The Wine Enthusiast
93 points - Wine & Spirits Magazine
DTR Ranch Syrah is made from grapes planted at our Fiddletown home ranch in 1999. This Syrah is a true reflection of the place the vines live, which is our coolest vineyard site, ripening in late October. The combination of granitic soils and cool 2000' elevation provide fruit for one of our most complex syrahs.
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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.
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