Samuel Louis Smith 2020 Sandstone Terrace Syrah

2020 SYRAH
Sandstone Terrace


While Sandstone Terrace is traditionally a blend of SCM sites, the V.20 version is 100% Gali Vineyard.

Gali is located in the Corralitos sub-district of the southern Santa Cruz Mountains. At the low elevation of 400 feet and approximately six miles from the ocean, this is one of the coolest sites in our lineup. Soils are clay loam weathered from sandstone and shale, formed on ancient submarine terraces. Though not fully organic, no herbicides are used and watering is quite minimal. 

Dark purple. Violets, asian five spice, and black pepper on the nose are supported by black fruit and smoked meat on the palate. Medium bodied, framed by medium acid and chalky tannins. 

Technical Details

Alcohol 13.2%
pH 3.84
TA 6.6
85% whole cluster fermentation
Native primary and secondary fermentation
10 months élévage in 100% neutral French oak barrels
One barrel • 23 cases produced
Unfined & unfiltered

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