2019 Migration Sta. Rita Hills Syrah Donnachadh Vineyard
Migration is dedicated to crafting wines from the finest cool-climate winegrowing regions highlighting lush fruit, bright acidity and impeccably balanced oak. This alluring Syrah comes from the highly acclaimed Donnachadh Vineyard in Santa Barbara County’s famed Sta. Rita Hills AVA. Donnachadh’s vines are cooled by fog and coastal breezes off the Pacific Ocean, resulting in a luscious Syrah with enticing acidity, generous palate weight and flowing layers of blackberry, boysenberry, white pepper, vanilla and spice.
Varietal Composition: 100% Syrah; Fermentation: All hand picked, small open top fermentations, 3-5 days of cold soak, daily punch downs
Offering a gorgeous union of sweet and savory notes, this dark and alluring Syrah displays aromas of violet, dark berries, tobacco leaf and white pepper. On the palate, mouth-filling flavors of bramble, blackberry and vanilla emerge, carrying the wine to a long fruit and spice finish.
On the Central Coast, cooler summer temperatures with no major heat events ensured a long growing season and abundant hangtime, leading to perfect ripeness and flavor development in the grapes. Lower-than-average yields and smaller berries resulted in incredibly rich and concentrated wines, with our Central Coast reds possessing amazing color, bright acids and deep, lush flavors, and our whites displaying beautiful brightness and sophisticated citrus and stone fruit layers.
Sta. Rita Hills
0.65 g/100 ml
Barrel aged 22 months in 100% French oak - 46% new, 54% neutral
10-14 days fermentation at 85°F