Syrah
Russian River Valley, 2012

$ 35.00

From the cooler parts of the Russian River Valley, this Syrah demonstrates the finer qualities of the Syrah grape. Redolent of black pepper, violets, and a mysterious earthiness, it has sufficient restraint to be fantastic when paired with food — yet it offers surprising depth as well.

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Winemaker's Notes

Imagine blackberry and black olive flatbread with rosemary and black pepper.  Yes, this is really satisfying, provocative and comfortable all at the same time.

This is a medium-bodied, restrained version of this variety from the cooler pats of Russian River Valley in Sonoma County.  It is from places that receive just enough warmth to ripen fully in nearly every vintage.  This is our reward for that risk. Antonio Galloni tasted it in February and wrote “a distinctly savory, nuanced wine for the Russian River, with considerable aromatic intrigue melded into the deep, dark fruit. Fred Scherrer gave the 2012 three years in oak. It worked. This is a striking wine. 93 Points.”

Personally, I could see drinking this Syrah with just about anything you would serve our Old and Mature Zinfandel with.

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Reviews

  1. Judi Scherrer

    VinousFebruary 2016

    The 2012 Syrah (Russian River Valley) emerges from a site farmed by one of the most renowned families in Sonoma. Powerful and intense, with plenty of supporting acidity and tannin, the 2012 is endowed with tons of personality. The 2012 Syrah is a distinctly savory, nuanced wine for the Russian River, with considerable aromatic intrigue melded into the deep, dark fruit. Fred Scherrer gave the 2012 three years in oak. It worked. This is a striking wine. 93 Points. Antonio Galloni

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