Railsback Freres, Syrah Nolan Ranch Cuvee Chloe Santa Barbara County 2020Regular price $50.00 Save $-50.00
The story of two brothers: even while still in high school, Eric was already collecting bottles of prized top dollar Burgundy and Chablis, hiding them under his bed when he started college. Lyle’s quest for knowledge landed him in Austria where he met one of his most important friends in the industry, sommelier Rajat Parr. After a decade of restaurant work, Eric returned to Santa Barbara to start his own project, Lieu Dit, inspired by the Loire. Older brother Lyle had also worn many hats in the industry, ultimately landing a job for one of the most esteemed importers Kermit Lynch, leading regional sales. After leading separate lives for some time, the brothers both felt a calling to merge their two paths, which is how Railsback Frères came to be born.
This wine is a tribute to the sister of the Railsback brothers, Emily, who gave birth to a baby girl named “Chloe” in 2020. Giving a firm nod to the Syrah of the northern Rhone, this wine has that elegance and structure. The fruit comes from Nolan Ranch in Los Alamos. If you happened to age this for many years, you might be able to enjoy it when Chloe turns 21.