Producer notes: "The 2020 North Coast Syrah is a blend of two famed Yorkville Highlands vineyards: Hawks Butte and Halcon. The rugged, high-elevation, rocky wind swept slopes of these dramatic sites makes for unparalleled Syrah. Picked early to preserve acidity and capture the cool climate characteristics, the grapes are all crushed by foot and fermented whole cluster, followed by a 10 month elevage in neutral French oak barrique. Hawks Butte vineyard adds striking dark density while still wildly fresh with lithe tannin and Halcon vineyard compliments with brooding structure. Blackberries, violet, camphor, white pepper and cedar."