2017 Peay Vineyards ‘Les Titans’ Sonoma Coast Syrah (half-bottle)
Cold climate Syrah – like Peay Syrah – is really something that pairs well with food. It is fruit-driven and muscular, however, its refreshing acidity and brightness gives the wine grace and elegance.
Certified organic farming practices, woman-winemaker, and less than 300 cases produced.
- Tasting Notes cherry, plum, blueberry, charcuterie, black pepper, leather and game
- Variety Syrah
- Region United States, California, Sonoma
- Volume 375ml
- Alcohol Volume 13.4%
- Table Talk "Les Titans" (the giants, the gods) pays tribute to the magnificent and enormous old growth redwood trees that surround this vineyard.
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In the spring of 1995, brothers Andy and Nick got to know one another listening to old jazz records and brewing beer in Andy’s in-law apartment in Berkeley. Nick would bring the wine for dinner and Andy, since he was trying to figure out if maybe he wanted to be a professional chef, would cook. One evening while washing down a bite of lamb with a perfectly paired cool climate Syrah, Andy’s brain lit up like a Christmas tree. Forget life as a chef. Wine! A life in wine is the future.
Vanessa was planting a vineyard on the Sonoma Coast when she heard about these guys up north who had just planted 15 clones of Pinot noir in terra incognita. She visited in the fall of 2000 and took a shine to the beauty of the place and the quality of the young vine fruit she tasted while she walked the vineyard with Nick. He must swooned her as well because Vanessa joined Peay Vineyards in the spring before their first vintage in 2001 and they were married the following year.
Prior to coming to Peay, Vanessa worked at Peter Michael Winery as winemaker and assistant winemaker from 1996-2000. She also spent time working in France at Château Lafite-Rothschild in Pauillac and Domaine Jean Gros in Vosne-Romanée.