From a producer to watch in underrated Lodi, this intense, black cherry, bacon-fat and white peppery Syrah has an almost peat-like, whisky aroma at first, very inviting, which then leads into more bacon and pepper that carries through on the palate, balanced by extremely smooth tannins and an unexpected elegance. A really cool Syrah to try on its own that’ll go…
A full-bodied wine, with dark, plush plum, black cherry, tobacco, vanilla, chocolate, spice and anise flavors. Tannins are big, ripe and supple, while the finish is moderate in length. A fine effort from old vines and a relatively new winery.
There are delicious flavors in this ripe Syrah, and while it’s too soft for comfort, it sure is nice to drink. Offers waves of blackberries, mocha, black pepper and smoky sandalwood that finish thoroughly dry and complex in Asian spices.
No mistaking the American oak that’s been wrapped around this wine, lending a fennel sweetness to its otherwise juicy red fruit. The 15.8% alcohol is also quite, shall we say, present.
This is called Old Ghost because the fruit used to make the wine is sourced from old vines. It’s big, thick and dense, with layers of ripe blackberry, tar and smoky oak. A cigar smoker’s kind of wine, this is a grand old Lodi Zin.
A big-boy Syrah named for the producer’s daughter, this is a jammy, juicy, brown sugar and maple syrup kind of Syrah, with a great peppery nose and a lot of bacon fat flavors intermingled among the soft tannins.