Bugay Vineyards Syrah Sonoma County 2003
92 points ~ Wine Enthusiast "The Best of the Best" - Decanter Magazine, September 2007 Our Syrah is produced entirely from our Bugay Estate Vineyards located in the Mayacamas Mountains of Sonoma County. The combination of volcanic soils, mountainous terrain, southern exposure and low yields produce a highly concentrated wine with intense varietal character. Small lots are fermented separately and aged in only the best Louis Latour and François Fréres Barrels. Seductive aromas of blackberry, plum, and black cherry are framed against a foundation of rich chocolate, coffee bean, anise, toasty oak, and wild game. The palate is round, silky, and extravagant. A lush core of plum, dark chocolate, berry compote, and balanced fine tannins accompany an almost endless finish.
We believe the potential to make great wine must originate in the vineyard. Our most important role is to be mindful custodians of our extraordinary vineyards and surrounding habitat while insuring notability in our wines.