Mattina Fiore selected the grapes for this cool climate Syrah from Murmur Vineyard, expertly managed by Rob Murray. He produces the perfect fruit for our wines, selectively dropping fruit late in the season to produce a lush richness in the clusters left hanging. The yields for this vineyard average only .5 tons per acre and were harvested the first week of November. Our winemaker, Robert Henson, then nurtures the fermentation to enrich the elegant style and its complexity. It was aged for 18 months in one half new French oak and then chosen to stand-alone as 100% single Clone 174 Syrah. Mattina Fiore’s limited production and the remarkable flavor profile has inspired us to elegantly hand wax every single bottle.