Silver Medal Winner - Los Angeles County Fair 2006! Winemaker Nancy Walker There are two Syrahs in our Winemaker R...Read more...
Food Pairings for Reserve Mendocino Ridge Syrah
Silver Medal Winner - Los Angeles County Fair 2006! Winemaker Nancy Walker There are two Syrahs in our Winemaker Reserve series, providing a wonderful opportunity to compare and contrast how higher elevations and other variables impact a single varietal. Located just two miles from the Pacific Ocean, high above the clouds on a ridgeline, the Mariah vineyard provides stunning fruit for winemaker Nancy Walker, who takes full advantage in this richly flavorful Syrah. The power of the fruit calls from more time in barrel than the Mendocino Syrah, and older Puncheons (about double the size of a typical barrel) are used here to temper the fruit for an added seven months. The color is deep, dark and purple, in contrast to the garnet of its sister, and there is more white pepper and a hint of citrus zest on the nose. As you taste, you'll find the same peppery zest so familiar to great Syrahs, in a neatly balanced wine full of blackberry you'll be enjoying in a long, extended finish. This is a new world Syrah, crafted from vines just a decade old.
Best Wine Deals
Mi Amore Cagnina di Romagna (2012)Listed
Moone Tsai Sonoma Coast Chardonnay (2011)Cellared
Moone-Tsai Black List II (2010)Cellared
Moone-Tsai Black List I (2010)Cellared
Moone Tsai Howell Mountain Hillside Blend (2010)Cellared
Moone Tsai Howell Mountain (2009)Cellared
Lafond Syrah Santa Rita Hills Series (2009)Reviewed
Salmon Creek Cabernet Sauvignon (2011)Cellared
NEED AMARONE HELP TO AVOID CHRISTMAS DINNER WINE DISAPPOINTMENTReplied
Wild Horse Paso Robles Merlot (2011)Rated