Saddleback Cellars

2012 Los Carneros Syrah

Syrah •Saddleback Cellars Vineyard

California: Napa Valley: Oakville

Offer Expired:Aug 27, 2015 at 11:59 pm
$45.00
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Mission Briefing

Codename:

The Magician

Today’s Saddleback Cellars 2012 Los Carneros Syrah delivers everything we want from a California Syrah. On the nose, the wine is beautifully fragrant. On the palate, it is complex and packed with a range of delicious flavors.

The fragrant nose exudes black cherry, braised plum, blackberry, candied mulberry, cassis, sweet spice, mission fig and mixed berry reduction.

In the mouth, you’ll experience beautiful balance - with dark stewed fruit, fresh fruit and earthen elements in perfect proportion. Mixed dark fruit of stewed black cherry, young blackberry, cassis and blueberry, combined with fresh blackberry, cherry and cranberry.

These flavors mingle with subtler flavors of rich cured meat, savory dried herbs, sweet spice and white pepper.

This wine will sell out, so please don’t dally! We purchased every last case from the winery and once we sell out of it, it’ll be gone forever.

Tasting Profile

Look:

Dark garnet through the slightly opaque heart. When swirled, the wine stains the glass with a lovely garnet tint.

Smell:

Very fragrant and sweet with black cherry, braised plum, blackberry, candied mulberry, cassis, sweet spice, mission fig and mixed berry reduction.

Taste:

Mixed dark fruit of stewed black cherry, young blackberry, cassis and blueberry, combined with fresh blackberry, cherry and cranberry. These flavors mingle with subtler flavors of rich cured meat, savory dried herbs, sweet spice and white pepper.

Finish:

Very long, with fresh fruit flavors giving way to more savory and earthy elements as a supple dryness spreads across the palate.

Pairing:

This wine would be exquisite with prime rib - or any rich and fatty red meat dishes.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Nils Venge
Blend
85% Syrah, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Production
150 cases
Vintage
2012
Varietal
Syrah
Appellation
Los Carneros
Abv
%14.5

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Aug 27, 2015 at 11:59 pm
$45.00
Avg. Price
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