2019 Noumenon

Thompson Vineyard

100% Syrah

Regular price $100.00
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2019 Noumenon

2019 Noumenon

Thompson Vineyard

100% Syrah

Regular price $100.00
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A noumenon is an object or event that exists independently of human sense and/or perception - the "thing-in-itself".  It exists independently of observation, sense, and perception.

Dovecote's flagship wine adheres to this philosophy of "that which is" and is only made from fruit that is able to become wine with no intervention:  100% native yeast from the vineyard, spontaneous fermentation, and a perfect balance of sugars and acids.  It is the purest expression of the land from which it comes.

Noumenon is a select blend of the most unique, expressive, and age-worthy Syrah barrels in our winery.  It is only released when a vintage yields fruit that produces a subset of outstanding barrels that justify a separate wine.

Wine specs
  • Alcohol 14.9%
  • Vintage 2019
  • Varietal 100% Syrah
  • Vineyard Thompson Vineyard
  • Appellation Alisos Canyon
Vineyard notes

    Established in 1990, Thompson Vineyard lies just inland from California’s windswept Central Coast on the eastern side of the cool San Antonio Creek Valley in Northern Santa Barbara County.  It rests within the Alisos Canyon corridor where transverse mountain ranges flood the area with daily fog and ocean air, extending chilly mornings and afternoons, softening midday heat, and yielding cold and often icy nights.

    Planted to primarily Rhone varietals, here the vines sit on their own roots in alluvial sand over a deep foundation of white limestone that once comprised the floor of the Pacific Ocean.  Thompson Vineyard naturally produces extremely small, slow, and evenly-ripening yields that often stretch harvests well into late November, resulting in deeply complex cool-climate wines that evolve gracefully with age.

  • Vine Age 29 years
  • Clone Estrella River
  • Rootstock Own
  • Soil Sand and flint over limestone
  • Farming Sustainable
  • Climate Cool I/II
Production notes

    100% destemmed, cold soaked for 10 days, small open top fermentation with native/ambient yeast. One morning punchdown and one evening pumpover.

  • Aging 18 months in 27% new French oak barriques
  • Cases 169
  • Peak years 2022-2034
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