2018 Syrah Reserve
The genesis of Syrah is believed to be the city of Shiraz in present-day Iran, near where evidence suggests that the winemaking process originated some 7,000 years ago. In 1998, it was proven through DNA testing that Syrah, widely planted in the Rhône region of France, is identical to the variety known as Shiraz in Australia. Totally makes sense, right? But just so you know, we get kinda annoyed when people call our Syrah “Shiraz”. Probably not nearly as irritated as the French, but still, pretty annoyed. Whatever you call it (but please, call it Syrah), there is a lot about it to love. Our 2018 Reserve Syrah is jam-packed with aromas of blackberry, elderberry and plum with notes of mocha, vanilla and a hint of white pepper. The medium-bodied, velvety mouthfeel is supported by soft tannins and integrated oak notes that move seamlessly into a supple, spicy lingering finish. It’s lush and juicy and food-friendly, and is equally comfortable with Saturday night filet mignon as it is with Tuesday night tacos.