Blend: 75% Syrah, 16% Grenache, 9% Pinot Noir
Vintage Production: 557 cases
If there’s one wine that sums up why California is such a hotbed of innovation and excitement, it’s the Peake Ranch Bellis Noir 2019. It’s a blend like no-other: with a dominance of Syrah and addition of Grenache it is a classic Central Coast recipe, but what makes it unique and utterly divine is a splash of Pinot Noir, all from the Estate Vineyards!
Peake Ranch’s wines are super hot-tickets, and the two Estate Vineyards in Sta. Rita Hills are highly prized by the region’s top winemakers. The Peake Ranch Vineyard surrounds the winery in the far southeast of the AVA, counting Sine Qua Non’s Eleven Confessions Vineyard as a neighbour. This historic site rises up from the valley floor into Santa Rosa Hills, a is home to some of the best Pinot Noir on the West Coast.
John Sebastiano Vineyard has the perfect mix of cool breezes from the Pacific Ocean and Californian sunshine for producing amazing Syrah and Grenache. With the likes of Jim Binns (Andremily), Paul Lato (Paul Lato Wines), and Nik Krankl (Finger’s Crossed) lining up for some fruit, it deserves it’s ‘Grand Cru’ status.
The mix of intense, aromatic Syrah with energetic, textured Grenache and Pinot may sound outrageous, but if the recipe works why deny it?!