2019 Little Wings Syrah, Rodnick Farm, Chalone AVA
In its fifth vintage, our cool-climate, traditionally-styled Syrah has really taken on a personality of its own. Picked in early-September, half of the fruit was fermented whole cluster before spending 19 months in neutral French Oak barrels. Being joined by 8% Grenache and 5% Mourvèdre in the final blend truly rounds out this balanced, terroir-driven, bright Syrah. Shy at first, the wine blossoms with air and explodes with violets, plums, cracked pepper, raspberries, and salinity from the Monterey-Bay breeze. On the palate the wine is fresh, delicate, but present – there’s notable weight with great acidity. Drinking beautifully with some time in the glass, this wine will evolve beautifully for decades to come. For the first time, magnums will be offered for sale. Total production is 72 cases, including 60 magnum bottles.
2020 Little Pink Moonbeams Rosé (Sold Out)
2019 Little Pink Moonbeams Rosé (Sold Out)
2019 Little Wings Stardust Chardonnay, Monterey, Central Coast (Sold Out)
2018 Little Wings Syrah, Rodnick Farm, Chalone AVA
2018 marked what Ian considers a perfect growing season: cool, sunny, stable temperatures with minimal spikes, and just a little bit of rain at all the right moments. Our little organically-farmed 2.6 acre plot received a nice summer breeze from Monterey Bay, and it further benefited from the cool microclimate of our relatively elevated site, which was balanced by the warmth of its northwestern exposure. We harvested on August 31st, fermentation was mostly destemmed with about a quarter of the fruit going in whole cluster. The Syrah spent 18 months in used French Oak barrels prior to being released in Fall 2020. The 2018 Syrah is the most structured and dense Little Wings to date and should age extremely well; but don't be afraid to open one now with just a little bit of time in a decanter (or big pitcher, whatever).
2018 Little Pink Moonbeams Rosé (Sold Out)
2017 Little Wings Syrah, Rodnick Farm, Chalone AVA (Sold Out)
2016 Little Wings Syrah, Antle Vineyard, Chalone AVA (Sold Out)
2015 Little Wings Syrah, Antle Vineyard, Chalone AVA (Sold Out)