Carneros Napa Valley
From the cool Carneros climate, the 2008 Syrah was aged 14 months in French oak barrels. Its dense ruby color is followed by notes of laurel, white pepper, cassis and tapenade. The wine has good acidity as well as a rich, full-bodied mouthfeel, and a personality reminiscent of a Rhone Valley Crozes-Hermitage from a top vintage. This medium to full-bodied, impressive effort should drink well for a decade or more.
Robert Parker has rated the 2008 Syrah 91 points.
Alcohol Content: 14.6%
September 26 - October 10, 2008
small open-top and closed tanks
14 months 44% new French oak