2009 Sonoma County Syrah
Syrah •Redwood Hill
California: Sonoma County
The Big League
Today’s Super Sonoman 2009 Sonoma County Syrah is another stunner from winemaker Chris Taddei. We’ve had the pleasure of featuring several of his fantastic offerings, and he never fails to please!
Deep and richly concentrated, this is a wine best decanted. After giving it a chance to open, you’ll be rewarded with layer upon layer of complex flavors, with dark fruit and subtle earth in perfect harmony. While this wine is bold and robust, it is also quite restrained - this, we feel, is a sign of an expert winemaker.
At over 40% off, this is a fantastic deal on such a high-end wine. This velvety Syrah is one to linger on!
Inky, deep dark garnet in the center of the glass, with just a hint of ruby at the fringe.
Lush and aromatic, with notes of roasted black plum, black cherry, and black currant overlapping espresso bean, tobacco leaf, rosemary, and a touch of black peppercorn.
Deep and richly layered, with a black cherry and blackberry compote laid overtop hints of aged sandalwood, cedar cigar box, sage, nutmeg, black peppercorn, and a hint of mocha.
After decanting, this wine opens up beautifully, with flavors and a style that are very reminiscent of a high-end, classic Northern Rhone wine. Well structured, with grippy tannins and zippy acidity, the finish is long and lingering.
Slow roasted pork shoulder, served with a bold barbecue sauce, with rosemary and olive oil rubbed roasted potatoes on the side.
What the Winery Says
The 2009 Syrah is a combination of clones 174, 383, 470, and 877. The wine is dark red to purple in color with a bright purple rim. The aromatics express pencil lead and tobacco with perfumed aromas of ripe berries, coffee bean and pipe smoke. The palate exhibits sweet fruits, plum, and black cherry, tobacco and a hint of wild game. The palate is seductive with silky sweet tannins and a seemingly endless finish with layers of leather and smoke. The 2009 Syrah will age magnificently and will improve over the years to come.
- Chris Taddei
- Sonoma County, California
- Redwood Hill
- Fruit Variety
- 100% Syrah
- 24 months in 75% New French Oak and 25% New Southern Hungarian Oak
About the Winery
The diverse geology of Sonoma County and its topography have made it the ideal location to make world class wine for years but if you were looking for an elegant, age-worthy Cabernet Sauvignon however, the choice was easy, go to the Napa Valley. We bring you another choice, Super Sonoman Wine.
We discovered a series of micro vineyards on the slopes of the Mayacamas Mountains above the Russian River Valley, sitting at altitudes from 900 feet to 1500 feet above sea level. The vineyards are almost always out of the fog and reap the rewards of warm nurturing sunshine. It’s a place where the cool air of the ocean pours in at night during the ripening months of the summer, lending to exceptional hang time, thus aiding in the physiological development of well balanced, ripe fruit.
We have fulfilled our original vision through hard work and the desire to create a memorable wine experience that we hope you’ll share with family and friends for years to come.
Winemaker Chris Taddei
Winemaker Chris Taddei is making big waves in the wine world with his amazing artisanal wines. It began with his desire to make the best Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County has ever produced. The diverse geology of Sonoma County and its topography have made it the ideal location to make world class wine for years but the grapes that are most often associated with the region have been Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah, and Zinfandel to name a few.
If you were looking for an elegant, age-worthy Cabernet Sauvignon however, the choice was easy, go to the Napa Valley. Chris is now bringing wine lovers another choice.
Chris’ wife, Dana Taddei, was instrumental in providing her husband’s first significant exposure to California wines. This was an important shift for Chris, an Old World enthusiast whose point of reference was firmly established early on through his exploration of French wines, in that it eventually provided the foundation for his enthusiasm and eventual advocacy for the industry in Sonoma. Upon discovering the quality of the fruit produced on its mountaintops, he set out on a mission to realize what he vehemently believes is the region’s capability to make world-class Bordeaux varietal wines.