Skip to Content
Cart Cart Account Account
Cart 0 items: $0.00

2020 Portolan Founder's Collection

The 2020 Sextant Portolan is a showcase for Syrah’s virtues—bright raspberries for drive, dark figs for depth, and boysenberries for modulation. The touch of Viognier is not just an homage to a Northern Rhône tradition but a brilliant move to gain lift and fragrance. Honeysuckle and peach notes complement the flavorful tableau towards a lengthy finish. Graced with ample acidity and limber tannins, cellaring for a decade will yield even more refined contours. 

In Stock
Add To Cart
Club Members Only. Log into account to purchase.
2020 Portolan Founder's Collection
Winemaker Notes
Portolan is our crème de la crème. In true Côte-Rôtie fashion, we conferment about 7% Viognier with our prized Block 7 Syrah, all grown within our estate vineyard in the El Pomar District in southeast Paso. The small portion of Viognier helps bind color during fermentation and adds a floral tone we don't get from Syrah on its own. We age the conferment in French and Hungarian oak for 20 months, then we blend back a portion of 100% Syrah to the cofermented lot to find the perfect balance of bold structure with a velvety finish.
.61 g/100mL
Enjoy now or cellar through 2030
Residual Sugar
.023 g/100mL
Alcohol %