Paso Robles AVA, San Luis Obispo County, CA
The 2018 Gesture Syrah will be available soon!
The two vineyard sources for the 2018 Gesture Syrah are the Terra Bella Vineyard and the G2 Vineyard. The Terra Bella planting is in the Adelaida district on an east-facing slope at an 1,800 foot elevation. The G2 property that we have sourced from for over a decade is in the center of the Willow Creek District. The calcareous soils and steep slopes on these properties are ideal for producing intensely concentrated flavors in our favorite Syrah clone, 877. Aged for 16 months in 60-gallon French oak barrels from coopers Cadus and François Frères. Director of Winemaking Steve Peck’s notes: “This 2018 J. Lohr Gesture Syrah shows aromas of black plum and blood orange with a touch of cardamom spice. The bright palate is laden with bushberry and ample torque to carry this release for a decade in the cellar. Should prove an outstanding pairing with a pan-seared ribeye steak or a classic ratatouille.”