KC Labs Syrah 2020
Mendocino County, CA
Lean and wildly aromatic, the whole cluster, carbonic maceration brings out the plush, tutti-fruity red side you never know Syrah had, which is balanced by an earthy, brambly character that grounds it and racy acidity. Syrah lovers rejoice: this bottle gives you all of the varietal's best qualities, without any extra flab or
alcohol - at 12% ABV, this is a drink-all-afternoon bottle.
Kivelstadt Cellars is an organic Sonoma label from our friend Jordan Kivelstadt, an awesome young dude who also founded the company FreeFlow (pioneers of wine on tap). KC Labs is their experimental second label, where they play with different fermentation techniques and vessels. Like this juicy Syrah from Mendocino County that's way different from any California Syrah you’ve had before. The grapes are picked early and the clusters are left intact for fermentation, creating a bright, low-alcohol wine that reads more like a natty Cru Beaujolais.