“The common thread among all the wines we love and admire is that there are both a mind and a place behind them. Wine, just like food, or music, or art, should have a certain kind of authenticity–it should come from someone and somewhere. This idea is what informs the work that we do. We try to make honest wines that we believe in. We hope you like them.” Sashi Moorman, Piedrasassi
The focus of Piedrasassi’s wine program is cool climate Syrah. Sashi & Melissa believe that good Syrah can be made at many sites in Santa Barbara County, but it is at the cool climate sites that Syrah is at its most compelling: producing the most complex aromas and the most savoury textures. The Santa Barbara Syrah delivers notes of raspberry, olive, and pepper with a racy, salty mouthfeel. Fantastic.
Sashi was once a fan of riper wines but over time has become adroit at finessing early-picking and mastering low intervention winemaking. The wine sees no sulphur dioxide until bottling, and the wine is made with a generous portion of whole bunches, fermented with native yeasts, and matured in large oak puncheons until ready for bottling. This is bright and clear and perfectly designed for drinking in its youth.
Origin: Santa Barbara / California / United States