Presqu'ile Winery, Syrah Presqu'ile Vineyard Santa Maria Valley 2016Regular price $40.00 Save $-40.00
According to Matt Murphy, co-founder, and president of Presqui’le winery, the greatest wineries are multigenerational family endeavors. In fact, the family is very close and loves doing things together, including his sister Anna, the enologist. Anna and Matt both grew up around the family’s farm in Louisiana, which was the forerunner for their interest in winemaking. Dieter Cronje, winemaker for Presqu’ile, has quite the prestigious resumé. While on a mission to gain a more global perspective, he did an exchange program with the University of Bordeaux and traveled extensively through Burgundy and Champagne to gain more understanding of Pinot Noir. After working with Matt Murphy at the Ambullneo winery and sharing many late-night bottles of Burgundy, they realized they worked well together. Matt then decided that Dieter would be a great fit as winemaker for Presqu’ile.
Presqu’ile Vineyard is a special place located in the Santa Maria Valley. Here the site enjoys its unique home in proximity to the ocean while reaping the benefits of two transverse mountain ranges, one to the north and one to the south. This Syrah is the prime example of what a cool climate Syrah should be. It spends 18 months in neutral French oak and ultimately deserves a few years in the cellar before opening.