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!
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Graziano Coro 2015$39.00Add to cart
Coro Mendocino is a collaborative effort started by eight Mendocino winemakers in 2001 to create a class of distinctive wines that showcase the rich heritage and unique characteristics of Mendocino County. This is the first time in U.S. history that vintners have set blending and aging parameters for wines distinctive to a region (i.e. like the appellation controllee wines of Europe).
The Graziano 2015 Coro Mendocino is a unique blend of old vine Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, and classic Italian grape varieties Barbera, Sangiovese and Dolcetto, which have come together to create a wine that has great structure and elegance. Aromas of intense plum, black cherry, coffee and spice that weave through the full-bodied, complex mouth-feel, culminating in a rich harmonious finish laced with great acidity, vanilla, earth and toasty oak. The wine’s complexity and depth of flavor will continue to evolve with further bottle aging. 56% Zinfandel, 11% Barbera 11% Petite Sirah, 11%Dolcetto, 11% Sangiovese.
Stanton Vineyards Petite Sirah 2016$50.00Add to cart
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.
Michaud Syrah 2015, Chalone$44.00Add to cart
Michaud planted a few cuttings of a rare selection of Syrah in 1988. Cuttings from those nine vines were propagated and two acres were planted in 1999, another 1/2 acre was planted in 2000. Syrah thrives in this appellation. The rocky mineral laden soil restrains Syrah’s natural vigor, and this clone produces smaller clusters than most clones of Syrah elsewhere in the state. The Michaud Syrah 2015, Chalone is very dark, supple and substantial in weight on the palate. Moderate, silky tannins surround vivid flavors of black cherry and blackberry, with a hint of white pepper. A pleasant mineral-earthiness and restrained oak complement the flavors and extend the harmonious finish. Try it with grilled steak, prime rib, guinea hen, sausage, mushroom risootto, and grilled eggplant.