Revisiting Siren's Call

Tasting Note Written by Jordan Mackay

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Siren's Call

From first pour, the wine shoots out to a soaring high-note, leaving a tightly wound trail mixing high-toned berry perfume with lifted, almost overwhelming aromas of fragrant flowers at the height of bloom. Underneath appear suggestions of nuts, spice, ginger, and an intense presence of preserved orange peel. Focusing on the upper ranges of its spectrum in its youth, the wine will fill out over time—both structurally and aromatically, as its muscle and flesh find definition. With electric acidity and fine-grained tannins, the wine is bound tight at the moment, but the unfolding will be divine.

  • 12%
  • 1,080 bottles / 90 cases
  • Organic
  • Hand destemmed
  • Neutral French oak
  • Indigenous

About the Vineyard

Siren’s Call was planted in 2008 at the summit of Domaine de la Côte and pushed the very limit of grape ripening in the Sta. Rita Hills. Each part of this venture required the utmost patience — from the vine’s battle to produce fruit in such inhibitory conditions, to the tedious process of destemming every bunch by hand for the gentlest handling possible.

Not until 2013 were we able to make a single parcel bottling of Siren’s Call. In fact, just seven wines total were produced from this 1.5-acre plot. Highly evolved through ten years in bottle and now singing in the glass, the 2013 is an embodiment of the daring spirit that pushed Raj and Sashi to our Domaine.