Westerly Wines

Westerly Côte Blonde (2014)

Regular price $31.99

Details

  • Varietal: Syrah, Viognier
  • Style: Red
  • Region: California, United States - Santa Barbara County
  • Producer: Westerly Wines

Story:

AVA: Santa Ynez Valley

COMPOSITION: 93% Syrah, 6% Viognier, 1% Roussanne

WINEMAKING NOTES: Simultaneously picked on multiple days in mid-September, both the red & white fruit were destemmed, hand-sorted and then co-fermented together with indigenous yeasts in concrete tanks. The tanks were punched down 3 times a day for two weeks, and then drained and pressed to 500 liter French oak puncheons, 70% of which were new. Malolactic fermentation took place in barrel. The wine was racked to blend after 8 months, and remained in barrel for a total of 18 months. Bottled unfined & unfiltered in June of 2016.