Clos Saron, Syrah 2017 "Stone Soup", North Yuba, Sierra Foothills, CA
This field blend of Syrah and Viognier is rich, medium bodied, deeply flavored, and concentrated, with a firm tannic structure and excellent natural acidity.
COUNTRY: United State of America (USA)
APPELLATION (AVA): North Yuba
SUBREGION: Sierra Foothills
GRAPES: 90% Syrah, 10% Viognier
SOIL: 2-acre vineyard, 1900’ elevation, decomposed granite (red clay)
PRACTICE: Organic, biodynamic, natural
VINIFICATION: Unfined, unfiltered
COLOR: Deep purple
BODY: Medium to Full (7-8)
PRIMARY AROMAS: Vegetal, barnyard, mineral, tobacco
FLAVOR: Pepper, green vegetables, dark fruit, thin tannins
FORMAT: 750 ml
SERVICE AND SUGGESTION:
Provençal herbs with rack of lamb, rosemary lamb stew, black pepper-rubbed beef roast, chili con carne, vegetarian roasted squash with spices, and charred heirloom carrots.
ABOUT THE PRODUCER:
It all started with a half-acre of Cabernet Sauvignon, planted in the “wrong” place. Early in 1995, Gideon Beinstock and his wife Saron were asked by their friend Leonard if they wanted to take over his small (0.5 acre) vineyard and make some wine for themselves. Gideon asked if Leonard would let them experiment with grafting it over to Pinot Noir. He said yes, and Saron proceeded to graft these 400 vines to Pinot; they also doubled the vineyard density by “own-rooting” a Pinot vine between every two grafted ones. This is how their “Old Block” came to be. Three years later Leonard sold them this piece of land and Clos Saron was born. 100% foot-stomped, whole cluster.