Syrah 2012, Bradford Mountain Estate Vineyard
Dry Creek Valley
Bradford Mountain Estate Vineyard
This mountain-grown Syrah offers deep, rich aromatics of dark plum, coffee and huckleberry fused with traces of cedar. An opulent entry and plush mouthfeel find balance with the buoyant acidity. Layered among the supple tannins and seamlessly integrated oak, enjoy flavors of Santa Rosa plum, blackberry, brown spices, and espresso, along with hints of blueberry, mocha and leather. As the wine lingers in the finish, white floral notes appear.
By co-fermenting the Syrah and Viognier (a nod to the methods of the Northern Rhone Valley in France), the union of aromas and flavors begins at the wine’s birth. The Viognier contributes significant yet subtle influences with its delicate floral and fruit components. The resulting wine is head spinning with seductive aromas, big chewy, juicy flavors and lots of fruit. And, at the core of this wine you’ll discover that amazing mineral essence, the trademark of Bradford Mountain terroir.
Food Pairing Notes
Perfectly aged, this complex, elegant wine deserves a pairing of a rib eye steak served with creamy peppercorn sauce, or juicy lamb chops.