2016 Syrah
2016 Syrah
Anna's Estate Vineyard
 
rich & round
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SKU: SY16ANN-B750
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$540.00
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Deep and brooding, the finished wine is jet black, an opaqueness hinting at its dense core of black fruits, crushed black berries and plum sauce dusted with cracked pepper, chocolate shavings and developing hints of meat glaze. Great ageing potential here, drinkable now for its pure primary fruit flavors, yet will reward patience, enjoy through 2026.

Picpoul Blanc is an ancient variety, a native of the Languedoc region of southern France.  Known for its ultra crisp lemon-tang personality, it is sometimes called the Muscadet of the Mediterranean. In Occitan, the local dialect, Picpoul translates as “stings-the-lips.” Adelaida planted 1.8 acres of this obscure grape in 2007 in a lower elevation, southwest facing corner of our Anna’s Vineyard. Often blended with other richly endowed white Rhone varieties to add a dollop of characteristic bright acidity, as a stand-alone variety it is particularly worthy of seafood matching possessing a fresh mineral tinged tropical complexity.