Estate Rhône Varietals
2010 Syrah SBC
“PICK OF THE MONTH...The leader of the pack.”-Anthony Head, Tasting Panel
The 2010 Syrah offers nuanced aromas of black cherry and blueberry with hints of cinnamon, violets, white pepper and toasted oak. The palate is sleek and integrated, presenting velvety layers of blackberry and plum that unfold with a cool mineral quality. Spicy dark chocolate notes join polished tannins on a smooth, balanced finish.
We aim to produce a Grenache that stands out as bright and juicy, but also with ample complexity. The 2010 Grenache opens with vibrant aromas of cherry, raspberry, strawberry, cola and spicy vanilla. The texture is smooth and rounded, offering mouthfilling flavors of plum and cherry with a suggestion of coffee. Notes of strawberry and spice return on a juicy, balanced finish.
Our Mourvèdre exhibits the varietal’s classic earthy character along with a juicy roundness that is a signature of our estate vineyard. The 2010 Mourvèdre offers big, jammy aromas of strawberry, raspberry and dried cigar leaf with a hint of earthiness. Rounded flavors of plum, black cherry and mint reveal accents of cedar and mushroom. High-toned oak notes linger on a soft, elegant finish.
"90 POINTS...Plenty of complexity" -Wine Enthusiast
"91 POINTS...Very highly recommended" -California Grapevine
The 2011 Viognier opens with bountiful aromas of Meyer lemon, tropical fruit, apricot and floral spice. An elegantly weighted palate offers smooth, rounded flavors of citrus, pear and peach. Refreshing mineral notes linger on a crisp, quenching finish.
The 2011 Roussanne begins with luscious aromas of fresh honey, beeswax, pineapple and papaya. The palate is clean yet rounded, offering luscious stone fruit flavors with notes of citrus and mineral. Fine acidity lingers on a long, quenching finish.