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Cuvée Keltie Syrah

Cuvée Keltie is a direct result of careful study in the vineyard. Identifying subtle shifts in terroir and personality in the vineyard allows our team to isolate some sections of vineyards – sometimes just a few rows or the top of a hill and often in one or two-ton increments. Optimal ripeness in these sections combined with large percentages of whole-cluster creates a wine we relish in.

Cuvée Keltie Syrah



The Cuvée Keltie is a remarkable wine and a great example of site selection and careful attention in the cellar. The barrel selection for Cuvée Keltie has continued to produce a wine that is structured and rich without being ponderous, and with no new oak used in the process, the mouthfeel is a result of both patience and selection. Patience comes from nearly two years in the barrel, which allows for the concentration of flavors and the mellowing of tannin.


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Origin Grapes

Syrah (100%)

Soil Vineyard & Terroir

Cuvée Keltie is a blend from different vineyards around Sonoma County, and the sourcing changes from vintage to vintage. We typically include Syrah from Kobler, Steiner Ranch, and Obsidian vineyards, with Cardiac Hill and Judge as additional sites.

Vinification Vinification

80-100% whole-cluster fermented in small batches with no new oak and 22 months of élevage.

Best Drank By Drink By

6–20 years

Palate Aroma & Palate

The nose shows hints of grilled meats, confectionary notes, tobacco, and graphite. On the palate, richness, and structure are in beautiful harmony, creating irresistible litheness.

Food Pairing Food Pairing

An excellent charcuterie wine. A slice of prosciutto di Parma plus a sip of Cuvée Keltie is guaranteed to bring a smile to our faces.

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