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COMING SOON! 2012 Santa Barbara County. Colson Canyon.

AVAILABLE NOW! 2008 Sonoma County. Dry Creek Valley.

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The proprietors Chris Pierce and Geoff Whitman have built a great friendship over the past 15 years fueled by the appreciation of music and wine in the art of living.

Chris Pierce is a critically acclaimed musician. He has released several albums and toured worldwide sharing the stage with such diverse acts as B.B, King, Seal, Aaron Neville, Colbie Caillat, Jamie Cullum, Toots and the Maytals and Al Green to name a few. Pierce has shared his knowledge and musical insight with Whitman over the years which has resulted in the two frequently “jamming” together, swapping instruments and favorite albums.

Geoff Whitman's stellar wine career has included working both in production and sales for several wineries including Au Bon Climat, Robert Mondavi, Medusa and Spellbound Wines as an owner, as well as being the General Manager for M by Michael Mondavi and Isabel Mondavi Wines. Geoff has shared his love and knowledge of wine and winemaking with Pierce over the years, which naturally sparked the initial interest in their first joint effort.

The result is Ledbetter Syrah paying homage to friendship, wine, music and it’s makers.

Chris Pierce says, “We are extremely proud to present our wine. It represents the versatility and boldness that we both appreciate in music. I always strive to represent these same qualities in my own musical efforts. Ledbetter Syrah, like a good song leaves room for interpretation and discovery. Music has a way of helping the listener enjoy the moment and creates memories of a place, time or feeling. We hope that our wine can be a part of the same kind of special moments and memories."

Geoff Whitman says, “Only a couple times that I can remember does the fruit off the vine at harvest taste so similar to the wine it ultimately makes. This is the truest meaning of the word terroir. We chose our Syrah from Mounts Vineyard, a family owned and farmed vineyard deep in Dry Creek Valley for its soft, supple tones and delicious fruit and violet characteristics. For intensity and backbone we blended a little Napa Valley Petite Syrah and some outstanding Napa Valley Cabernet to round out the palate and make our inaugural vintage a truly remarkable wine.”

It’s a visionary musician, an awe-inspiring vista, a favorite song and an artistic expression of wine and music interchanged. It’s Ledbetter Syrah from us to you!

For more, please contact either Chris@LedbetterWines.com or Geoff@LedbetterWines.com