Syrah Tempranillo 2018
50% Syrah 50% Tempranillo
Russian River Valley
Syrah has been known to produce outstanding wines in cool climates like Northern Rhône; and Tempranillo is the finest red variety indigenous to Spain, my home country. Both varieties seem to be thriving in the sandy loam soils and Pacific-influenced weather of our terroir.
The Don Miguel Vineyard Named after the late patriarch of the Torres family, this vineyard is located in the Green Valley — the coolest, foggiest region of the Russian River, only ten miles from the Pacific. The European-style high density of over 2,000 vines per acre provides low yields and requires intensive labor; but the vines live longer and the grapes acquire greater concentration and finesse, more elegant aromas, and better balance than with the traditional low density.