California Syrah: Not the Next Big Thing, But Better For It?
- Syrah on the hang in the fogged-in Clary Ranch Vineyard, one of the coolest (and best) Syrah sites in the state.
- Nathan Roberts of Arnot-Roberts and Pax Mahle of Wind Gap.
- The Griffin's Lair Vineyard in Sonoma's Petaluma Wind Gap, a site where both Wind Gap and the Arnot-Roberts source some of their best Syrah. [source: Arnot-Roberts]
- Bob Lindquist of Qupe, one of Syrah's pioneers in the Central Coast, who continues to make some of the best Syrah in the state. [source: Qupe]
- Peay Vineyards in the Sonoma Coast is famous for their Pinot Noir, but also makes some of the best cool climate Syrah in Sonoma. [source: Peay]
- The Petaluma Wind Gap [source: Petaluma Visitors Program]
- Duncan Arnot Meyers and Nathan Lee Roberts, of Sonoma's Arnot-Roberts. (source: Arnot-Roberts).
- Vineyards in the Petaluma Wind Gap, 1877.
- Wells Guthrie of Copain, one of the finest producers of Syrah from Mendocino County.
- Mendocino's Hawkes Butte Vineyard, one of Copain's great Syrah sites.