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The Estrella clone represents the most significant Syrah clone found on
California’s central coast. First planted on our estate in 1978, as the Black Bear
Block, Estrella has become known as the signature Syrah clone of our vineyards. To honor the several generations of Estrella plantings on our estate ranging from 1978 to 2012, our winemaking team created this very special single clone Syrah.
The 2014 Estrella Syrah captures the essence of the Estrella clone. It shows the
clone’s signature mixture of blackberry, violet, tar, leather and subtle spices,
combined with elegant tannins and a lingering finish.