2008 Gary's Vineyard Syrah

The Garys’ Vineyard is a partnership between two Garys – Gary Pisoni, the owner of the famous Pisoni Vineyard in Monterey County’s Santa Lucia Highlands and Gary Franscioni, the owner of the Rosella’s Vineyard, also in the Santa Lucia Highlands. This naturally low yielding vineyard is comprised of 42 acres of Pisoni Clone Pinot Noir and 8 acres of Syrah. Combined, the two families have over 200 years of farming experience in Monterey County. 

Syrah from the cool climate Garys’ Vineyard combines sour cherry and plum skin fruit characteristics with minerality, white pepper and spice, and a pinch of black pepper. It is often described as a Syrah made by a Pinot Noir producer, meaning that this Syrah is very silky and elegant.


Dark red hue. Aromas of blueberry, currant, blackberry, cloves, vanilla bean, and black pepper. This nice balance of fruit and spice transitions nicely into the palate without change. Bright acidity, zesty tannins, and concentrated texture make for good weight in the palate. This hedonistic Syrah has a focus and restraint, as it fi nishes in the palate. Decanting is recommended for immediate enjoyment. Drink now through 2018. - Bill Brosseau, Director of Winemaking