Monthly Spotlight

Each month we spotlight one of our small-production, single-vineyard wines with a deep dive into the vineyard location, property history, wine style and pairing preferences. This month, our monthly spotlight is…

2017 Syrah Grenache Mataro

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TASTING NOTE

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)

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LOCATION

Lytton West hillside, Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County

HISTORY

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.

RECENT PRESS

92 Points + Wine of the Daygrapelive.com. Read the Article
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.”

PAIRINGS

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).

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