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Inky dark color. Pepper, chocolate and cassis on the nose followed by unctuous plum, chocolate and mint on the palate. Lingering finish with a hint of sage. JO (2/20)
Lytton West hillside, Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County
This wine comes from two hillside parcels at Lytton West. One is planted entirely to syrah while the other we planted to half grenache and half mataro. A late ripening variety, mataro, synonymous with mourvedre, does not always mature before the onset of fall rains. In 2017, both ripened fully and we fermented them separately. After malolactic we decided to combine the elegant fruit of the grenache with the earthier mataro and syrah.
92 Points – Anthony Dias Blue
“A lovely GSM that is complex and spicy with lively fruit and notes of earth; juicy, tangy and dense; long, charming and balanced with tangy raspberry fruit; racy and showing a long, fresh finish.”
We love the combination of caramelized curry or kabocha squash and crispy pork belly with the deep, rich tannins and herbal hints in our Syrah Grenache Mataro. Try our recipe for Crispy Pork Belly with Red Lentils & Curry Squash for a special weeknight dinner (just marinate the night before).