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
- Chris Taddei
- Sonoma County, California
- Redwood Hill
- Fruit Variety
- 100% Syrah
- 24 months in 75% New French Oak and 25% New Southern Hungarian Oak