2008 Syrah $58 (Sold Out) (108 cases produced)
A still nose of clove, mild orange zest and baking spice, intertwined with plums and currants. A quick swirl releases a wealth of blackberry and cassis, rich and ripe yet polished. The nose overwhelms with regal, sophisticated fruit. The palate exhibits a luxurious, creamy texture that is both elegant and superbly balanced. Traces of smoked meat and citrus zest complement the exceptional acidity, keeping the wine from becoming overbearing and leading to an incredibly long finish. A testament to texture, balance and refinement.
This wine was tasted using the Riedel Vinum Shiraz/Syrah glass.
Allow the bottle to warm to slightly below room temperature before opening. Pour the wine into a decanter and swirl mildly every 15 minutes over a period of 45 minutes to an hour.
Your glassware should be tall and slightly narrower than a usual Cabernet glass. The ideal glass is the Riedel Vinum series Shiraz/Syrah, to provide plenty of aromatic volume with the narrower profile for aromatic focus. 7/1/2011-12/1/2011
The wine will be tasted, and the drinkability will be updated every six months.