This wine is a great example of what structure and concentration can do for the aging potential of this wine. The tannins are round and the acid is jumping out of this wine like a just ripe raspberry off the bush. Freaking incredible structure still!
I am constantly searching for unique small production wineries to showcase at The Grape Underground’s wine dinners and tasting events in San Diego. I have recently started working with Metrick Wines in Santa Barbara and Zichichi Family Vineyards in Sonoma.
This wine really reminds me of Syrah from the Northern Rhone in France. This is really evident in the mid palate and finish. The wine is big with its medium to heavy spice notes, earth and tannin that are clearly the work horses in this one. This old-world style Syrah from California screams for a big meat dish with plenty of fat and flavor.