Santa Maria Valley Syrah 2013
“Now one of the hottest wineries in California.” – Antonio Galloni
When a wine critic that commands the respect Antonio Galloni does, says something like this, wine lovers need to sit up and take note. For over four decades the Miller family have sold their Bien Nacido grapes to the great and good of Californian wine; think Au Bon Climat, Qupé and Ojai to name just a few. In 2010 they started making their own wine to huge critical acclaim. The wines are made by Trey Fletcher, who is the protégé of Ted Lemon at Sonoma’s world-renowned Littorai Wines. According to Wine Enthusiast, he is “creating texturally tantalizing wines that are exciting to sip now but built to last for years in the cellar.” The pedigree of these wines is undeniable, the quality is irreproachable, but unfortunately, that brings with it extreme scarcity.
With 93 points from Wine Advocate, the thrilling 2013 Bien Nacido Vineyard Syrah is as dark as night and flecked with dried herbs, roast beef, smoked jerky, blackcurrant jam, black cherry, plums and several strong twists of pepper. With a nod to Côte-Rôtie it receives a 2% Viognier and we recommend pairing it with grouse, Beef Wellington, mushrooms cooked slowly in wine, roasted or griddled vegetables or an exceptional steak. Unfortunately, only 300 cases were made and now this Syrah is in very short supply.
£8.67 per 100.00ml
SKU No.: 2626191
Style No.: 659817
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