HARD FACTSWINE NAME: Old Corral Syrah PRODUCER: Big Basin APPELLATION: Santa Cruz Mountains GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Syrah FERMENTATION TANKS: Plastic bins YEASTS: Indigenous MALOLACTIC: Done in barrel AGED IN: French oak AGED FOR: 22 months CLARIFICATION/FILTRATION: None ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13,4 TOTAL PRODUCTION: 1.308 ALTITUDE: 420 YEAR PLANTED: 2006/2007 VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 12 PACKAGING TYPE: Carton BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork
The Old Corral vineyard was high density planted in 2006/2007. Low yields and whole clusters create a hugely structured yet elegant wine, positively flirting with the finest from Northern Rhone.
The Wine’s Story
“Old Corral is the eternal reminder that maintaining transparency to site is our end-game. Ultimately, transparency is about revealing all of the nuance and detail a given site has to offer, and if that site is extraordinary, an extraordinary wine is the result. Each vine in Old Corral is planted only three feet apart. The dramatic, steeply terraced rows these vines are planted to are similar to extreme vineyards in the world’s top Syrah regions in the Northern Rhone Valley. These hand farmed vineyards force you to invest a lot for little (grapes) in return. But what you do at harvest proves that it is worth what it takes.” Bradley Brown, Winemaker