Fair Play, Alc. 15%, 167 cases produced $33
A rich, powerful, and sometimes meaty red wine that originated in the Rhône Valley of France, Syrah makes some of the darkest red wine in the world. This 2015 is no exception. Rich, dense, and opaque. Our Fair Play terroir is shown beautifully in this wine. Dried black fruits and boysenberries upfront, with dark chocolate and herbs on the mid palate and a smooth spicy-earthy finish. We held this one back a few more years to let its bolder tannins soften and tame its intense structure. Syrah wines in this style are built to age gracefully over 20 years or more. Enjoy it now or age it for years to come. Pairs perfectly with darker meats and exotic spices which bring out the fruity notes of Syrah.
Sierra Foothills, Alc. 13% 170 cases produced $34
Double Gold – San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
“To be, or tannat to be…”
Tannat (tahn-Naht) is a grape that originates in French Basque Country in Southwest France and contains some of the highest polyphenols (antioxidants) of all red wines in the world. Often touted as one of the“healthiest” wines, this is why you should drink more Tannat. Aromas of ripe cherries and bright fruit up front, hints of graphite minerality and damp wood in the back with a touch of butterscotch and star anise. The mouthfeel is full and silky smooth from front to back. Ripe plum and cherries are further accentuated by gentle oak vanilla. Known for its higher levels of tannin, for which its named, discover the fine grained bold tannins that are a sign of its youth. Once the body dissipates across the palate, an elegant tannic grit over smoldering spice remains on the finish. Pairs exceptionally well with bolder well marinated dishes and manchego cheese.