Michaud Syrah 2003

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The wine coming from these vines is very dark, supple and substantial in weight on the palate. Moderate, silky tannin...

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If ever there was an American proponent of varietal typicity and true terroir, it’s Michael Michaud. If anyone is entitled to the moniker “Mr. Chal... Read more

Substantial weight...silky tannins...black fruit and pepper notes...pleasant mineral-earthiness and restrained oak character. Read more

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External Review
Source: AmericanWinery.com
Vintage: 2004 07/25/2009

Michaud vineyard Syrah


External Review
Source: Appellation America
10/16/2008

If ever there was an American proponent of varietal typicity and true terroir, it’s Michael Michaud. If anyone is entitled to the moniker “Mr. Chalone,” it’s Michael Michaud. That’s because as the winemaker at Chalone Vineyard for 15 years and for the last 10 at his own Michaud Vineyard , he’s one of the few who know the terrain as intimately as he does. Aside from Chalone Vineyard, there aren’t many making wine from this cool, isolated AVA a dozen miles from Soledad in the eastern hills of Monterey County and adjacent to the Pinnacles National Monument. This Syrah exemplifies the terroir aspects of the AVA. Two and one-half acres of Syrah are planted on the Michaud site. A rare combination of decomposed granite from the North American plate and limestone created from eons of marine deposits is found in the soil. Less than 12 inches of annual rainfall at an elevation of 1,500 feet, the region, known more for its Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs, apparently translates to Syrah, too. And it’s manifested in this wine with tar, mineral and slate characteristics offset by raspberry aromas and flavors. The fruit is extremely bright and the wine is excellently balanced with good tannins for the long-term, say until 2017. The wine spent 20 months in French barrels, only 20 percent of which were new, while the remainder was 1 to 3 years old. The stated alcohol is 14.1 percent and there were but 426 cases produced.


External Review
Source: Appellation America
04/08/2011

Substantial weight...silky tannins...black fruit and pepper notes...pleasant mineral-earthiness and restrained oak character.


External Review
Source: AmericanWinery.com
07/25/2009

The wine coming from these vines is very dark, supple and substantial in weight on the palate. Moderate, silky tannins surround vivid flavors of black cherry and blackberry, with a hint of black pepper. A pleasant mineral-earthiness and restrained oak complement the flavors and extended the harmonious finish. Food pairings - Some of the food we like to serve with this wine are: grilled steak, prime rib, guinea hen, sausage, mushroom risoto, grilled eggplant.


Winemaker's Notes:

The wine coming from these vines is very dark, supple and substantial in weight on the palate. Moderate, silky tannins surround vivid flavors of black cherry and blackberry, with a hint of black pepper. A pleasant mineral-earthiness and restrained oak complement the flavors and extended the harmonious finish. Food pairings - Some of the food we like to serve with this wine are: grilled steak, prime rib, guinea hen, sausage, mushroom risoto, grilled eggplant.

The wine coming from these vines is very dark, supple and substantial in weight on the palate. Moderate, silky tannins surround vivid flavors of black cherry and blackberry, with a hint of black pepper. A pleasant mineral-earthiness and restrained oak complement the flavors and extended the harmonious finish. Food pairings - Some of the food we like to serve with this wine are: grilled steak, prime rib, guinea hen, sausage, mushroom risoto, grilled eggplant.

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