Syrah Napa Valley 2010
About This Wine
Color: Deep black cherry with hints of ruby and magenta on the rim
On the nose: Explosion of blueberry, black cherry, thyme, pepper and lavender with touches of geranium and blackberry jam
On the palate: Juicy freshly picked blackberries with blueberry pie and touches of chocolate lingering on cherry liqueur and chocolate-covered cherries
Blend: 100% Syrah
2010 was a very cool vintage with high levels of acidity which protect fragile aromas and give a great backbone to the wine. The growing season allowed the aromatics to be a little less ripe and more subtle, and fresh because at no time was the grape burned by heat. The consequences of that are that the wines are well in balance with lower alcohol levels but still the extraction of great Napa Valley terroir.