Over 50 years ago, viticulturist Luis Laborde created one of the world’s only double massal selection vineyards by taking cuttings from the Rhone valley and doing a second selection in their new home in the Uco Valley.
Beautiful deep purple color. The nose is like walking into a gentlemen’s poker parlor: aromas of cigar, leather, and smoked meat fill the nose with hints of toasty oak, forest floorand baking spice. Well-structured tannins support big fruit flavors of blackberry jam, black spiced cherries, ground black pepper and just a hint of rhubarb. Nice, lingering finish.
Pairs well with grilled or smoked meats such as beef, pork and lamb, and dishes prepared with mild cheese or wild mushrooms.
Amazing aromas of blue slate, dried meat and blueberry. Full body, with fine tannins and a fruity finish. Yet reserved, complex and stylish. Lots of meat and iodine. Intense and elegant. Drink now.James Suckling June 2014
Good bright medium ruby. Sexy aromas of black raspberry, spicy oak and leather. A juicy, nicely pliant midweight, with well-integrated acidity giving shape and definition to the blackberry and pepper flavors. Not at all a gamey style of syrah. Light on its feet and long on the aftertaste, finishing with broad, fine-grained, easygoing tannins that will not get in the way of early enjoyment.Vinous March 2014
A well-crafted and meaty red, with hints of baked yam that give the ripe dark fruit flavors an intensely savory edge. Sinewy midpalate, featuring a finish that explodes with Asian spice and hot stone notes. Drink now through 2018. 2,800 cases imported.Wine Spectator April 2014
- Varietal Composition:
- 100% Syrah
- Avg Elevation:
- 3500 feet
- Avg Age of Vines:
- 40 years
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