One comment from our tasting was that the chef got out his tweezers for this one, and her is why -loads of energy and high toned acidity make it feel like it was made with precision and deft. There is the hint of cured meats reminding me that this is Syrah made by an Italian, balanced with cranberry, citrus, black olive and and spices making it an excellent food wine that would pair with anything from pizza to braised short ribs. 

These organically grown grapes were foot tread, 50% whole cluster and allowed to ferment with native yeasts. It was aged for 10 months in neutral French oak and bottled unfined and unfiltered, so vegan. 

50 cases produced. 

2018 Puppione Airya Syrah


My wife worked in the industry for a bit. Being so small, not everybody wants to sling you just a ton at a time, so we’ve been able to piggyback or join friends who are bigger than us. I’m friends with Scott Schultz of Jolie Laide. Our vineyard for Syrah is at Marimar state where my wife worked, but I can’t take all that fruit. We’re not big enough. But I knew Scott and Jenny could, so I called Scott and I said, Hey, we can have the most rockin’ Syrah grapes in the entire Russian River. Want to partner on this? And he was in. He lets us take as much or as little as we want, because he can use whatever is left. It just worked out.”


Well hello there.