Santiago Reta is the man behind the Rhône-infused, garagiste label Finca La Escarcha. His 64-acre vineyard is dedicated to producing wine in the style of the voluminous, aromatic whites and the dark, earthy reds of southern France. With total production under a thousand cases, only the most select blocks are dedicated to his wine.
Entrelíneas, or between the lines, is a fitting name for Santiago’s flagship varietal wines. A play on a literary reference that values the inexplicit over the obvious, these small release wines are made from vines planted in the chalky striations identified from the vineyard’s original soil mapping.
Syrah’s typical herbaceous nose is complemented with blackberries, plums, and dark chocolate. The flavors are full of freshness and acidity, and the finish is long and spicy.
Pair it With:
Syrah’s fruit notes are brought out beautifully by darker meats and exotic spices; think lamb shawarma, Asian five spice pork and Indian tandoori meats.
20 months in French Oak barrels
Deep draining sandy loam. Limestone rocks, called ‘Caliche’, originating from volcanic soils are found between 2.5-5 feet in depth.