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The presence of Syrah is in decline in the final blend and the influence of Grenache, Cinsaut, Carignan and Tinta Barocca is more pronounced. The Mourvèdre component is the strongest it has ever been and has brought an amazing dynamic about in terms of the finishing of the wine – persistence.
2018 is a wine with a big temperament: explosive, but not excessive. It is like a plane with perfect aerodynamics, flying effortlessly; very much in line with 2001, 2008, and 2011.
Kermit Lynch import, Northern Rhone Syrah
Collines Rhodaniennes Syrah:
• Grapes are 80% de-stemmed
• 10 day maceration in temperature-controlled cuves
• Daily pump-overs and punch-downs
• Malolactic fermentation in demi-muids
• Aged for 6 months in 3 to 10 year old demi–muids
• Vineyards are located on plateaus at higher altitude than Saint Joseph
The color ia an intense black with purple reflections. The color ia an intense black with purple reflections. The nose is concentrated and rich with beautiful complexity, lovely notes of black fruit (blackcurrant, blackberries), smoked and grilled notes, and sweet spices. This wine presents a fresh and rich attack. The tannins are fine, and it grows into a balanced wine with beautiful aromas and delicate aging notes of red and black fruit. The tannins are fine and grow into a balanced wine with beautiful aromas and delicate aging red and black fruit notes.
Funk Zone embodies the experimental spirit of Santa Barbara County winemaking with unique, boundary-pushing blends. In this case, we’re talking about blending red and white grapes together, like the French do in the renowned wines of Côte-Rôtie. Each vintage of Funk Zone expresses the unconventional, funky and cool in its own way, and this blend…
A typical blend of 60% Grenache with roughly equal parts of the Syrah and Mourvèdre grapes, it’s a fleshy but elegant wine, with an enveloping core of spicy dark berries and a firm grip of tannins. But beyond the fruit, it’s the expression of the soil that gives the wine its true identity.
Ripe fruits of dark cherry, blackberry, plum and raspberry are complimented by the secondary notes of vanilla and mixed spices. The silky, satin like fruit profile, encompassed by lovely ripe tannins, cascades effortlessly through the palate.
La Perla del Priorat, Noster Templari Priorat Dark cherry red color. Intense aromas of red mature cherries, black currants and figs. Layers of cacao, mature tobacco and mild spices. Fullbodied and well-balanced with mature tannins and multiple layers of flavors slowly evaporating in a long elegant finish.
An opaque core with a red amethyst rim, the wine opens with ripe raspberry and blackberry, dark plum preserves and hints of black pepper and clove. An entry of heft, the palate is packed with blueberry and sweet black cherry along with touch thyme, savory and tarragon. Long on the finish, the ripe tannins, a…
Inviting savory notes of pepper and grilled meats on the nose, followed by jammy purple and red fruit with a hint of leather and toasted oak. The palate brings plenty of dark fruit with approachable, peppery tannins
The Goddess Rhiannon is a figure of power and mystery in Celtic mythology, associated with magical birds and horses, and the contrasting qualities of change and steadfastness. Likewise, crafting a distinctive blend balances change and steadfastness: the uniqueness of each harvest must consistently express the winemaker’s personal vision. Aromas: Bright mixed berries and vanilla with…