The grape that put our vineyard on the map, Dovecote’s flagship estate varietal is made to highlight the unique own-rooted Estrella River Syrah that was originally “borrowed” from the famed Chapoutier vineyard in Hermitage, France. Above all, it is what Thompson Vineyard has become renowned for over three decades. Dark, rich, and multidimensional, Dovecote Syrah delivers its power with a graceful touch.
Meticulously farmed from just a few of the sandiest, windblown, and nutrient-depleted northwesternmost rows of the cool climate Thompson Vineyard. Own-rooted Estrella River Syrah struggles to draw enough nourishment up through its deep roots to produce a large crop. Clusters and berries are tiny, almost pea-sized, with massive skin-to-pulp ratios providing intense structure and density.