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Syrah
Calypso Vineyard, 2016

$ 50.00

My favorite syrahs tend to come from sites where the grapes may not be able to ripen to the same degree every vintage. Calypso Vineyard, perched in a slightly warmer, higher site inside this very cool area, is one of those. Its is farmed practically single–handedly by owner Otis Holt, and is truly a labor of love.

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Winemaker's Notes

Cola, lavender, freshly sliced venison, sage, yellow plum greets the nose. In the mouth, the savory side of things take over initially, with well-controlled tannins and acidity working in equal measure. Highly channeling the Northern Rhône (Hermitage, in particular), this returns full-circle to the initial fruity/floral aroma facets on the finish, finishing with a saline hint. It should scratch any Northern Rhône itch perfectly.

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  1. Judi Scherrer

    VinousApril 2020
    The 2016 Syrah Calypso Vineyard is one of the most distinctive wines in this range. Bold and deep, yet classically medium in body, the 2016 is so inviting. Readers will find a Syrah with deep fruit and intense mineral character. Savory, peppery Syrah notes are very much in the background. A firm backbone of tannin ensures the 2016 will develop positively for years to come. 93 points. Antonio Galloni

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