Using organically grown Syrah and Mourvèdre from the Rossi Ranch in Sonoma Valley, we found that blending in Syrah from Ray Teldeschi’s vineyard in Dry Creek Valley produced a wine of great intensity and concentration. But aromatically, something was missing. Fortunately, we discovered the solution – 6% Rosella’s Syrah and 13% Bennett Valley Syrah. Both of these components added intriguing notes of violet, white pepper, and spice. In the end, a killer Syrah. And even better, at a killer price! Unfined and unfiltered.
Very dark ruby-purple. Verging on opaque. Precise, pure aromas of blackberry, sage, and spice. Quite poised on the palate, with plenty of mouth-watering black fruits that persist into the violet-tinged finish. For all its explosiveness, displays remarkable finesse and elegance. To borrow an old phrase, an iron fist in a velvet glove! Enjoy 2013 through at least 2022. (MRO – 07/18/12)