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2022 Poor Ranch Syrah
Anderson Valley

2022 Poor Ranch Syrah Edaphos - Ernest Vineyards
$42.00   750mL
The Deep End of the Anderson Valley is what the locals call the Northwestern end of the valley before the redwoods swoop down the Navarro River to the Pacific Ocean. Above the town of Philo sits the Broken Leg Vineyard. Originally planted in 1979, Steve and Jody Williams have named it as such due to Steve breaking his leg planting the very steep and terraced vineyard. Late ripening due to cold air from the ocean, this fruit came in late October. We only received about 1 ton of it, so we decided to go all in with whole cluster. A long cool fermentation on native yeasts with minimal intervention, this wine was raised in two 228L vessels, one neutral and one once filled. This wine sat on its original lees for 18 months before being bottled unfined and unfiltered.

The 2022 Poor Ranch Syrah exhibits a profound and enchanting shade of dark purple, enriched by crimson and blueish hues that intermingle gracefully. The aromas unfold, generously weaving together a lavish array of succulent blackberry, ripe black plum, and the alluring essence of cassis, each note contributing to the wine's multi-layered aromatic profile. Delicate yet striking mineral-driven elements are unveiled reminiscent of pencil lead, and crushed gravel. Medium tannins extend a velvety texture on the palate, while the influence of toasty nuances from seasoned barrels introduces intricate dimensions. This 22 Poor Ranch Syrah stands as a testament to the elegance and the untapped potential of the varietal from this mountain site.
WinemakerJoseph Ryan
AppellationAnderson Valley
VineyardPoor Ranch
Aging/CooperagePuncheon/Neutral Barrel
Production50 cases