Michaud Syrah 2015, Chalone
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.
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