2018 Waxwing Syrah, Lester Family Vineyard, Santa Cruz Mountains   

Peppercorn prevails aromatically with blackberry and savory notes. The mid palate is rich and full with lots of depth. This is a "pretty", cool climate Syrah with more elegance than brawn. The fermentation was 100% whole cluster (crushed by foot) and bottled after 13 months in once-used French oak barrels. Enjoy now or hold for the next 5-10 years.