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Cuvée Christine Syrah

This 100% Syrah blend is an intense assemblage of some of our favorite Syrah vineyards in Sonoma County. Our sourcing for this wine is diverse, ranging from Knights
Valley to as far West as Green Valley of Russian River Valley, and the usual suspect vineyards are present in this blend; Kobler, Lawer, Steiner, Cardiac Hill, and Judge. We refer to the Cuvée Christine as our Sonoma postcard to Syrah. It runs the full gamut of flavor and personality with fruit, spice, and savory. There’s something in this wine for everyone and every meal, and the quality-to-price ratio is unmatched.

Cuvée Christine Syrah



We take a similar approach to Christine as we do with Keltie. We assemble unique Syrah lots to create texture, mouth-feel, and intrigue. The difference in making Christine is we use lower whole cluster, new oak, and we age it for a shorter amount of time. The difference you can smell and taste is in the fruit-forwardness of the wine. Christine is not afraid to put on a show of red berries and purple fruit. It possesses not only great length but also great breadth on the palate. The whole cluster fermentation gives this wine backbone without being too firm, and freshness from our cooler-climate vineyards provides an uplifting finish that will weave well with your favorite fare.


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Origin Grapes

Syrah (100%)

Soil Vineyard & Terroir

The Cuvée Christine is a blend of Syrah sourced from the Kobler Vineyard in the Green Valley of Russian River, the Lawer Vineyard in Knight’s Valley, Steiner Ranch on Sonoma Mountain, and Cardiac Hill Vineyard in Bennett Valley.

Vinification Vinification

Native-yeast fermentation (38% whole-cluster) with 22 months élevage in 48% new French oak barrels.

Best Drank By  Drink By

5–15 years

Palate Aroma & Palate

On the nose, mulberries, blood orange, white flower, coffee grinds.

Food Pairing Food Pairing

Sunday roast, wild game, or foraged mushrooms.
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