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Stirm Syrah


“Ryan Stirm is a true Riesling fanatic. His arguments for why Riesling works so well in California are hard to refute after tasting his wines. He started his winemaking career in the US, teaming up with the now legendary Justin Willett from Tyler and Lieu Dit. After four years, he ended up working in the Wachau, Austria where he fell further in love with Riesling as well as Grüner Veltliner. His winemaking philosophy is quite simple. They whole cluster press everything, allow for short periods of skin contact, avoid SO2 until fermentation has completed, let indigenous yeast do their jobs, and fine/filter as minimally as possible. The ultimate goal is to let the vineyards shine through. As of 2016, he has finally accomplished his goal of farming his own tiny vineyard: a 2-acre plot of Pinot Noir high up in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Moving forward, it’s his goal to farm more and see the wine through from ground to bottle.” – Erik Mercier, Juice Imports

“This wine comes from the Miers-Kuenster Vineyard in Sonoma grown by friends of Ryan’s. Whole clusters were added directly to an open-top redwood fermenter where they were crushed by foot. The wine was pressed off after ten days and finished fermenting in neutral barrel. After a nine-month élevage the wine was racked and bottled with only 10ppm of sulphur. 170 cases produced. 12.3% ABV, 3.82 pH, 5.9 g/l TA.” – Erik Mercier, Juice Imports

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