Syrah
'Sasha', 2016

$ 36.00

The more feminine of our two regional Syrah bottlings, we have chosen to call this ‘Sasha’. It expresses more of the blueberry/white pepper side of the grape and can be served with foods that suit a larger-framed Pinot Noir. This variety also has a tendency to age well beyond one’s expectations based upon sheer size.

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Winemaker's Notes

The name ‘Sasha’ came from one of our small fermentation tanks, all of which have names. Strikingly, the one named ‘Sasha’ always seemed to make delicate, pretty wines. Back in 2007 when that fermenter had Syrah with such relative delicacy and red fruits (especially for a variety known for darker tones and forcefulness), I had to keep it separate and named it after the tank. We don’t always make this, just when the material is right. Red fruit, savory, pipe tobacco earthiness show from a freshly opened bottle. With air in the glass high-toned rose petal and hints of honeysuckle emerge. On day 2 it shows a well-knitted fabric with hints of fennel woven here and there not unlike 2009 ‘Sasha’ developed. Here is Antonio Galloni’s description as of last winter: “The 2016 Syrah Sasha is bold, luscious and wonderfully inviting. Readers will find a Syrah endowed with sumptuous fruit that retains the classic Scherrer feel. Racy and immediate, the Sasha will likely offer its best drinking over the next few years. 91 pts.”

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  1. Judi Scherrer

    VinousApril 2020
    The 2016 Syrah Sasha is bold, luscious and wonderfully inviting. Readers will find a Syrah endowed with sumptuous fruit that retains the classic Scherrer feel. Racy and immediate, the Sasha will likely offer its best drinking over the next few years. 91 points. Antonio Galloni

  2. Judi Scherrer

    California GrapevineNovember 2020
    Medium ruby; attractive, ripe, spicy, fragrant, dark cherry and blueberry fruit aroma with hints of dried herbs, pepper, and sandalwood; full body; smooth, somewhat elegant, red and dark berry fruit flavors with herbal notes and nice acid balance; full tannin; lingering aftertaste. In a relatively lighter style that’s easy and enjoyable to drink now or over the next year or two. Very highly recommended. My score 91/100 points Nick Ponomareff

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