2016 Sonoma Mountain Syrah

The Ashton Vineyard is on the eastern slope of Sonoma Mountain, where morning fog and cool evening air moderate the warm summer days of Sonoma.

Our choice of Syrah for the east-facing slopes on the southern section of the property was based on the cooler climates of the Hermitage region of northern Rhone area of France. Our Estate Grown Syrah benefits from extended hang time and cooler late afternoons.

We farm without pesticides or herbicides. Winemaking techniques are state of the art, including triple hand-sorted whole berry fermentation on native and multiple cultures of select yeast. A barrel program using artisan French coopers created additional layers of complexity. The wine is deep succulent and concentrated with richly layered fruit flavors, abundant mid-palate sensations and a lingering finish.

Our wines have won many Awards since 2003, including our 2012 Best of Class from the Sonoma County Harvest Fair

$25.00 per gallon and willing to negotiate

Winemaker: Robert Rex from Deerfield Winery.

Contact Information:

  • Name: Sarah Ashton
  • Phone: 510-388-9453
  • Email: sarahisis76@gmail.com

AVA:
Sonoma Mountain

Grape Variety:
Syrah

Gallons:
413

Year Planted:
2000

Clone:

Soil Type:
Fine Grain Red Volcanic

Spacing:
8 x 8

Topography:
1%-8%

Trellis Type:
Vertical- Cordon

Vineyard Manager/Company:

Sample Available:
Yes

Willing to sell to home winemakers:
Yes

Vineyard Certification(s):