(From 2013 Vintage) Grown in Napa, but inspired by the Northern Rhone style, this Syrah exhibits a smoky, gamey nose layered with white and black pepper, with complementary notes of blueberry and raspberry aromatics. Well structured, the palate is full of bright raspberries, black pepper and smoke. This wine has beautiful finesse, great concentration and vibrant acidity.
(From 2012 Vintage) Our Syrah grapes are sourced from two amazing vineyards in the Napa Valley – Hudson in Los Carneros and Stagecoach on Atlas Peak. These unique AVAs lend this wine its signature characteristics. The cool, foggy Hudson vineyard imparts this wine with a smoky, gamey nose layered with white and black pepper along with some floral notes, while the sunny and rocky Stagecoach vineyard lends this wine intense and concentrated fruit aromas of blackberry, boysenberry, and huckleberry pie. The Hudson vineyard also brings beautiful, bright raspberries, black pepper, smoke, finesse, and a lively acid to the palate, whereas the Stagecoach vineyard adds dark fruit, great concentration, and structure. The whole-cluster fermentation adds more complexity with some green peppercorn and spice in the finish, and the oak imparts smokiness to the nose and bittersweet chocolate to the finish.
Wine AdvocateRating: (92-94) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 168 on Dec-06