HARD FACTSWINE NAME: Coastview Vineyard Syrah PRODUCER: Big Basin APPELLATION: Santa Cruz Mountains GRAPE VARIETIES: 96% Syrah, 4% Viognier FERMENTATION TANKS: Plastic bins YEASTS: Indigenous yeast MALOLACTIC: Done in barrel AGED IN: French Barriques CLARIFICATION/FILTRATION: None ALCOHOL CONTENT: 14,5% TOTAL PRODUCTION: 2.004 SOIL: Granite and calcareous limestone VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 12 PACKAGING TYPE: Carton BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork
This is a site specific expression of Syrah, showing the true nature of the Gabilan Mountains. It's a powerful wine, but its vibrant finish provides elegance to balance the opulent fruit and sweet tannins.
The Wine’s Story
The Gabilan Mountains are a rugged granitic and calcareous limestone based range that is hardly hospitable to any crop other than low yielding, character rich wine grapes. Big Basin’s Coastview Vineyard Syrah clearly demonstrates the enormous potential of this very special place, but also highlights winemaker Bradley Brown’s Midas touch with one of Brix Wine’s favorite varieties.