Tessier "Fenaughty Vineyard" Syrah 2018
El Dorado, Sierra Foothills
Tessier is name to watch – owner and winemaker Kristie Tacey has been making standout wines for more than a decade and is a vanguard for the natural wine movement before it even had a name. She makes wine in an entirely hands-off fashion, allowing the terroir to speak for itself. Nothing added, nothing taken away.
Totally unfined and unfiltered, this Syrah is as pure and textured as they come, incredibly light on its feet. It's instantly recognizable Syrah, with bright blueberry, lavender, purple flowers, and green peppercorn notes, followed by lively acidity and a perfume-laden, bright finish. Tessier's wines are all about high acid, low alcohol, and uber-expressive aromatics.
At 2800 feet elevation in Gold Rush country of the Sierra Foothills, the Fenaughty Vineyard is an old-vine, sustainably-farmed site of immense character and significance, buffered by the extremely cold nights at such high altitudes. The volcanic red clay and loam soils give the wines deep fruit and mineral-laden character.
We're overjoyed to offer another stunning natural wine from Kristie Tacey!
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