Syrah is widely planted throughout the world and does especially well in the Rhone Valley of France,Australia and the West Coast of the US. It is dark-skinned and highly resistant to disease but can be prone to over-cropping, so constant diligence in the vineyard is required to bring out the best in this varietal.
Tart blueberry, fresh leather and dried meat dominate the nose giving homage to the Rhône valley with a new world of soul. Flavors of black pepper, plum and berry are upfront with arefreshing acidity and low alcohol resulting in a balanced wine that will open up in the coming years and become something very special.
Vintage 2014: 87 points, Wine Enthusiast
“Concentrated cassis and black plum aromas meet pepper, tar and pressed violet notes on the nose of this bottling. The well-structured palate is fresh and floral, with peppery spice, tart blackberry flavors and sticky tannins, but is very reserved at this stage of its life.” —Matt Kettman
Vintage 2013: Silver, San Francisco Chronicle
Vintage 2013: Gold King, Golden Bottle Award (China)
Vintage 2013: Trophy, Best Food Pairing, Hong Kong International Wine and Spirits Competition