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's spotlight is...
2015 Lytton Estate Syrah Grenache Mataro
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Blackberry, currant, dark cherry, and mocha on the nose. Layers of blueberry, dried plum, and clove on entry. Full bodied with coated tannins. Finish is long, with notes of black pepper and brown spice. MB (11/17)
Lytton West Hillside, Dry Creek Valley
This wine comes from two hillside parcels at Lytton West. One is planted entirely to syrah while the other we planted half to grenache and half to mataro. A late ripening varietal, mataro, synonymous with mourvedre, does not always mature before the onset of fall rains. Typically it is used as a blending varietal. In 2015, 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.
Food: As the weather cools, the rich, full body of the Syrah Grenache Mataro is perfect with heartier fall dishes. One of our favorite pairings is this Slow Roasted Leg of Lamb, Mint Gremolata, Meyer Lemon & White Bean Ragout recipe.
Occasion: Cozy Sunday Dinner or Holiday Gathering