2016 VGS Syrah
Aromatically, this wine is evocative of Christmastime and according to our very own Tasting Room Manager, Anthony Leo “his childhood cedar-lined closet”. Earthy and spice driven aromas of cloves, allspice and cardamom rise from the glass, with mature fruit aromas of fig newtons, candied violets, sage and black olives.
The array of aromas makes for such a complex wine.
On the palate, blackberry, coffee and peppermint with a hint of chocolate offer up a very multi-dimensional and layered wine. The attack in the mouth is rich, full and dense…you feel the dark fruit intensity and the wine’s texture. The finish is really compelling as there is a very present note of violet that comes to “lighten” the whole bouquet and lingers. I find it elegant and super complex.
Grapes: 100% Syrah
Aging: 16 months new French Oak
Appellation: Mount Veeder, Napa Valley
Elevation: 2400-2600 ft
Fermentation: natural yeasts
Harvest Date: October 2016
Cases Produced: 420 cases