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Miller Wine Works Syrah Napa Valley Sage Canyon Vineyard 2003

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The 2003 Miller Wine Works Syrah, Sage Canyon Vineyard, Napa Valley is a beautifully balanced and complex wine. It delivers hints of violet on the nose, with ripe blackberries, grilled black plums, fig, chocolate, coffee bean, and a generous dollop of black licorice to accent the black pepper notes on the palate. This 2003 Syrah has a hint of spicy oak on the finish, with an elegant tannin structure that makes it ready to drink now, but it will also cellar well for many years to come. With the philosophy deeply ingrained in his psyche that wine is a liquid food, Gary Miller, an accomplished chef, parlayed his career in the food industry to follow his passion… winemaking. Gary has worked for such notable wine producers as La Jota, Martinelli, and Robert Biale. His own brand, Miller Wine Works, is an expression of all the paths Gary's life has taken, from being raised in a rural, Western New York family to becoming a Napa Valley vintner. As a chef, Gary fully understands the necessity of integration and balance when the fruits of the land intermingle with the fruits of one's labor. Who better than a chef-winemaker to bring forth skillfully integrated, well balanced wine? Sage Canyon Vineyard in Napa Valley produces premium wine grapes from a steep mountain ranch with elevations that range from 900 to 1,400 feet above the Napa Valley floor. Extensive summertime early morning fog makes this vineyard an ideal wine grape growing area. On this 60 acre vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Syrah, and Petite Sirah are grown. Soils types are a complex combination that includes Berressa dibble, and both Los Gatos and Millsholm loam. This is a California Wine.

Region: USA » California » Napa

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For me, winemaking is cooking. This is something I've learned from years of professionally doing both; but, it doesn't get any better than working with the incredible flavors, textures, and aromas of pristine grapes grown in the sun and soil of the California coast. Winemaking is a tremendous challenge of the senses and demands three things from me: focus, focus, focus. I grew up in rural, wes... Read more
For me, winemaking is cooking. This is something I've learned from years of professionally doing both; but, it doesn't get any better than working with the incredible flavors, textures, and aromas of pristine grapes grown in the sun and soil of the California coast. Winemaking is a tremendous challenge of the senses and demands three things from me: focus, focus, focus. I grew up in rural, western New York where simple, fresh, homegrown food was an everyday experience. Our meats, milk, bread, fruit, and veggies were from local farms. Many of my earliest memories are the tastes and smells of my mother's kitchen - bread, Christmas cookies, apple pies, smoked ham, and Thanksgiving turkey. Just picked, juicy, finger-staining huckleberries were hard work, but memorable. When mom canned summer fruit for winter eating, the house would fill with the incredible smells of ripe peaches, tomatoes, strawberries, and pears. Read less

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Snooth User: mollywon
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01/06/2010

GARY-- i AM YOUR COUSIN--my brother bought some wine and shared it with us-- I am So proud of you and thank you for remembering grandpa. Diane Milller Stambaugh



The 2003 Miller Wine Works Syrah, Sage Canyon Vineyard, Napa Valley is a beautifully balanced and complex wine. It delivers hints of violet on the nose, with ripe blackberries, grilled black plums, fig, chocolate, coffee bean, and a generous dollop of black licorice to accent the black pepper notes on the palate. This 2003 Syrah has a hint of spicy oak on the finish, with an elegant tannin structure that makes it ready to drink now, but it will also cellar well for many years to come. With the philosophy deeply ingrained in his psyche that wine is a liquid food, Gary Miller, an accomplished chef, parlayed his career in the food industry to follow his passion… winemaking. Gary has worked for such notable wine producers as La Jota, Martinelli, and Robert Biale. His own brand, Miller Wine Works, is an expression of all the paths Gary's life has taken, from being raised in a rural, Western New York family to becoming a Napa Valley vintner. As a chef, Gary fully understands the necessity of integration and balance when the fruits of the land intermingle with the fruits of one's labor. Who better than a chef-winemaker to bring forth skillfully integrated, well balanced wine? Sage Canyon Vineyard in Napa Valley produces premium wine grapes from a steep mountain ranch with elevations that range from 900 to 1,400 feet above the Napa Valley floor. Extensive summertime early morning fog makes this vineyard an ideal wine grape growing area. On this 60 acre vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Syrah, and Petite Sirah are grown. Soils types are a complex combination that includes Berressa dibble, and both Los Gatos and Millsholm loam. This is a California Wine.

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