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2008 Napa Valley Syrah

by Tim on January 26, 2011

Napa Valley Syrah bottleThe cool, breezy Carneros location with a north-facing exposure guarantees that our hillside Syrah gets plenty of the all-important hang time it needs to develop full, ripe, rich flavors. Winemaker Geoff Gorsuch comments that “2008 was an extremely challenging vintage that left us with distressingly low yields, but the flavors are there in spades. This wine is bursting with cherries and spice!”

Flavor profile: Big, rich flavors of ripe cherry, strawberry, sweet plum and cocoa with anise and spice. Firm tannins.
2008 Vintage: A dynamic growing season with surprisingly low yields of flavorful berries showing great intensity of color and flavor

Drink now and through: 2014

Food Suggestions
Our Syrah is the perfect partner for simple, rustic fare like wild game, slow- cook dishes and grilled sausages. With its origins in the south of France, Syrah complements the flavors of the region particularly well. Colleen’s Kitchen has several recipes matched with Syrah including her new Rabbit Cacciatore.

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