1999 Cline Los Carneros Syrah
I am truly amazed at the affinity that Syrah has shown for the soils and microclimate of our Los Carneros ranch. Syrah is the grape that demonstrates its greatest potential for grandeur in the Northern Rhone appellations of Côte-Rotie and Hermitage. Syrah exhibits many of the same brilliant fruit and smokey/tarry characteristics, here, in Carneros. The steep northerly slope of our hillside vineyard seems to help bring forward the fresh cracked pepper and berry notes that are typical of Syrah from...