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.