- Producer: Soliste - read about the Estate
- Vigneron: Claude Koeberle
- Region (AVA): Sonoma (Bennett Valley)
- Blend: 100% Syrah
- Vintage production: 29 cases
- Winery location: Santa Rosa, Sonoma
- Owners: Claude Koeberle & Don Plumley
- First vintage: 2008
- Drinking window: 2018-2025+
About The Wine:
From Soliste's first vintage of Syrah in 2008, they held a special barrel for an additional year of aging. The wine was hand bottled and La Sauvage was born – never to be sold, but given as special gifts for their friends and supporters.
La Sauvage, like Soliste's other exclusive single-barrel wines, is made only in vintages thatthey believe are exceptional. They did not select one in 2009, nor in 2011, and only time will tell if others will be found.
In 2012, they singled out a unique barrique with the purest aromas and structure. The wine was aged for 45 months (nearly four years) until the Beast was tamed. La Sauvage is extraordinary in complexity and depth; a great paradox of muscular aromas and silky texture. Only 200 of the 348 bottles will be released now, and the rest kept in the cellar.
Soliste La Sauvage Syrah 2012
"Our Syrah comes from a sliver of a vineyard in the Bennett Valley hills. The site has a western exposure, gravelly soil and sits on the side of a small mountain. This provides excellent drainage, even sun exposure, and a cool climate. The vineyard has a breathtaking view of the Santa Rosa plain and is meticulously farmed."
Don & Claude, Soliste