The Story Behind Anika Syrah

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If you follow me on Instagram, it’s no secret I have a deep and abiding affinity for the wines of the northern Rhône valley. Syrah’s birthplace, the red wines from this region have always held a special place in my heart and on my wine lists.

In my curiosity, I wondered if it was possible to produce whole cluster Syrah without sulfur in California in the same way my hero, Thierry Allemand does in his appellation of Cornas. With the help of Sashi Moorman, Peter Stolpman, and Ruben Solorzano, I think we were able to achieve a Syrah of tremendous drinkability in the style of Allemand.

Click HERE to read the full story of how we brought this experiment to life.

The 2014 vintage of ANIKA is SOLD OUT