2009 Exuberance Syrah


California: Sonoma County: Sonoma Valley

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Mission Briefing


The Joyful Palate

This 2009 marks the fourth successive showing of Bill Canihan’s Exuberance Syrah. Bill’s 2006 vintage captivated us. His 2007 impressed. His 2008 amazed us… but today’s 2009 highlights that special thing that happens when the skill of a winemaker progresses alongside the development of a great vineyard; today’s wine is fantastic.

Today’s wine is rich, bright, flavorful and wonderfully balanced. Decant this vibrant wine for best results, or do as we do and spin and spin it in the glass. With layers of flavors and aromas the keep on coming this wine encourages you to swirl and sip, witnessing how the wine comes to life with each spin.

Pair this delicious with venison sausage, roast duck or wild game.

Enjoy now, but lay a few bottles down for the next several years.

Tasting Profile


Dark and foreboding with an opaque, dense and inky core. At the edges, a fine ring of magenta encircles the glass. On spinning the wine, it appears weighty and dense. When it settles, it leaves behind streaks of wine-stained tears.


Concentrated and full on the nose, led by stewed plum and dark blueberry preserve. As the wine opens, it brings forth dusky tree moss, wild mushroom, smoked bacon, forest floor and eucalyptus.


Juicy and full on the palate, with black cherry, dark plum, and blackberry. Light peppermint, spearmint, eucalyptus and woodsy dried leaves appear along with light tannin and a balanced acidity.


Long and lingering, with a flinty minerality that drive the brighter fruits into the corners of the palate.


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