Pride Mountain Vineyards Syrah 2017, Napa Valley, California

The 2015 displays complex flavors of blueberry compote, anise seed, rubbed sage, verbena, mint, grapefruit and subtle smoke. The texture is round and luscious with a lengthy finish. The wine team is unanimous in ranking the 2015 as one of our best Syrah’s ever. “Farmed with an emphasis on ultra-low yields, our three blocks of Syrah are micro-monitored during the pre-harvest period when flavors can change quickly for this grape variety. Co-fermented with 3% viognier grapes both in stainless steel and in some open-top, whole-cluster vessels, our Syrah is then aged for 15 months in completely neutral oak barrels (used at least twice previously). To enhance complexity, the syrah is only racked twice during the aging period and is always bottled unfined and unfiltered.” 72% Sonoma, 28% Napa. Cooperage: 100% Neutral Oak. Blend: 97% Syrah, 3% Viognier.