Colson Canyon Vineyard is located just northwest of the Santa Maria AVA high in the mountains of Tepesquet Canyon. It is planted to 7.97 acres of vines with elevations reaching 1299 feet.
Margerum Wine Company has been sourcing grapes from this vineyard since 2001. The 2012 is a 50/50 blend of Syrah (clone 7) and Syrah (clone 877) from this impeccably manicured estate owned and farmed by Reo Reiswig.
Vineyard Region: Santa Maria Valley, Santa Barbara County AVA
Vintage Conditions: 2012 was a good year for growers, as the yields were high and the quality was very good. Nice cool mild summer, low wind spring, so a great set. No rain, no frost, and no storms – amazingly. Summer arrived with little fog and perfect clear warm (not hot) days allowed for slow grape development retaining natural grape acidity resulting in low alcohol wines with rich concentrated varietal flavors.
Maturation: This wine was matured for 20 months in 33% new Françoise Frères French oak barriques and was never racked until bottled.
Wine Analysis: Alcohol 14.5%, pH 3.67 and TA 6.50 g/L
Production: 273 six packs, 12 magnums and 2 double magnums
Scores: 93 Points Wine Enthusiast