(Archive) SYRAH 2014 Estate Owl Hill Vineyard, Dry Creek Valley
Dark, Savory, Charming & Complex.
Tasting Notes: Brilliant dark ruby color. Elegant rose, violet, cocoa, red fruit and musty earth. Complex fruit of plum, blackberry, currant, red cherry. Savory cremini mushrooms. Full round. Dry tannin finish.
The Grape: Noble Syrah originally from Rhone River Valley in France. Very dark in color; one the darkest. Ripens mid season. Freshly crushed fruit displays floral bouquet fragrance that carries on into the wine.. The vine can be vigorous so it benefits from growing on the rocky hillsides here at Frick.
The Vineyard: Frick Estate Owl Hill Vineyard. I planted syrah here on the rocky hillside in 1988. This tiny vineyard’s soil is rocks, gravel and clay from decomposed a unique Dry Creek Conglomerate deposit. This soil stresses the vines to reduce vigor and produce a small crop with distinctive, full, rich and classic Northern Rhone character.
The Wine: Complex and flavorful with classic earthy character, red fruit and dry tannin.
Drink now to 2027. Only 97 cases made.
Serve with: meat, big juicy grilled portobello mushroom, prime rib eye steak, venison, short ribs of beef, triple crème brie with walnuts, smoked slow cooked meats, black bean chili