Capo Creek Syrah 2016
Sit back and inhale the Capo Creek Syrah 2016! Beautiful notes of red fruits, cassis, and baking spices. Just in time to pair with cool nights so throw a log on the fire and enjoy! Medium weight and light on its feet, this wine is all about verve and spice. The fruit is soft and delicate, and takes a back seat to the umami-filled, mineral-driven, savory Syrah flavors. Very exotic and intriguing with a haunting quality to it…very special stuff!
Columbia Valley Duo$58.00
In Latin, the name for the Ex Umbris Syrah is a reference of truth emerging “from the shade” or “from the dark,” and it was first released from a vintage influenced by hillside fires near Owen Roe’s vineyard sources in Washington. The residual ash and smoke resonated in the Syrah grapes, creating a very memorable wine. Year after year, they are asked to develop a Syrah to keep the story of this wine alive! The residual ash and smoke resonated in the Syrah grapes, creating a very memorable wine. Year after year, they are asked to develop a Syrah to keep the story of this wine alive!
Long ago, during the 17th century, the O’Neills and O’Reillys were two revolutionary Irish families. They formed a rowing competition to reserve rights to some highly regarded land. The two rowing teams agreed that the first to touch the land, after rowing across the lake, would become ruler of the land. O’Neill’s boat was falling behind so a member of the crew grabbed his own sword, cut off his hand and threw it ashore, winning the title to rule the land. This land still remains in the family. This generous fusion in the Owen Roe Sinister Hand 2015 of Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, and Cinsault is easily approachable while displaying undeniable complexity. The Grenache portion of the blend contributes cranberry and raspberry candied fruit notes, while the Syrah delivers darker fruits and savoury characteristics. Mourvedre enhances the structure and richness of the body and provides delicate aromas of violets. The partially carbonic macerated Cinsault brings liveliness and tropical fruit flavors to the blend.
Stanton Vineyards Petite Sirah 2015$50.00
The Stanton family has grown grapes in the Napa Valley since 1947, and began making their own wine in 1999. With winemaker, Dave Phinney (Orin Swift Wines) and great fruit, there is definitely a winning combination! Stanton Vineyards remains, and will remain, a boutique winery, producing about 800 cases total. This small production allows them to focus on producing both grapes and wine of great character. The 2014 Stanton Vineyards Petite Sirah is beautifully integrated with nice oak nuances, a fruit forwardness and a smooth finish. There are ample tannins to allow this wine to develop for a decade and more.
True Stanton Petite enthusiasts will recognize the consistent balance and structure of this Petite Sirah, and rank it among the very best produced by winemaker, Dave Phinney, who has overseen this and every vintage of Stanton Petite Sirah from start to finish. Only 239 cases produced.
Trentadue La Storia Petite Sirah 2015, Alexander Valley$29.00
The 2013 La Storia Petite Sirah was made by blending together most of our best blocks of Petite Sirah with some Zinfandel and Syrah. It has a very dark, opaque color, beautiful nose of concentrated blueberries and blackberries that leads to a full body mouth feel with engagingly soft tannins. After short aeration the nose opens up with the addition of cocoa and slight earthiness followed by brown sugar and a touch of vanilla, which is contribution from the new oak barrels. Overall the aromas are of fresh dark fruit and very attractive. This wine will definitely age well and if stored properly it will give you the most enjoyment in 3-6 years.