The Old 900 Syrah is built on the Alban-1 clone grown in the coolest spot in the vineyard. This is the thinnest soil in the estate, resulting in extreme stress on the vines and the earliest harvest date of any of our reds. 1103P rootstocks eke out a tough existence in this rocky environment. Yields average 2.3tons/acre, amongst the leanest on the vineyard. The Alban-1 was picked early-October, a few weeks later than usual.