Joyce 2019 Syrah Tondre Grapefield Santa Lucia Highlands, Monterey County
Tondré Grapefield, located at the center of Santa Lucia Highlands is a SIP Certified vineyard impeccably farmed by Joe Alarid, a veteran grape and produce farmer in the Salinas Valley. Only 4 acres of this vineyard site are plated with Syrah; which we have been sourcing since 2013. Because this Syrah grows in a relatively cool region, it is able to produce intense fruit full of bright blue fruit flavors. The strong marine influence, combined with well-drained gravelly loam soils of Chular, delivers fruit that showcases more of a soft expression rather than overly bold and robust flavors.