The aromas of leather, deep berries, game and coffee scream Syrah, and the mouth follows with opulent tiers of plum, cassis, bitter chocolate, and a distinct and wonderful earthiness. This hails from the Eaglepoint vineyard, which is fast becoming a defining property for both Syrah and Mendocino County.
Achieves the grail of Sangiovese with rich, earthy aromas of coffee, chocolate, black raspberry, earth and oak. Delicate, silky tannins and earthy-fruity Chianti-like flavors are backed up by crisp acidity. Dry and elegant.
Superripe and bold, with major-league fruit flavors. Tiers of powerful wild berries, stone fruits, and oriental spices play on the palate. Drinks strong and slightly hot (14.3% alcohol). Full-bodied and almost Port-like.
Features berry fruit and toasty oak—with the sexy oak taking the lead. Powdered cinnamon, vanilla extract and bittersweet chocolate—is this a list of wine descriptors or a dessert recipe? Finishes tart and dry, bringing the oak back under control.
Earthy, plummy, peppery and bacon-fat aromas start things off. Juicy in the mouth, with rich, jammy berry flavors and a hit of palate-numbing tannins. Drink now with rich foods, or hold for a few years.