Daniel

2012 Santa Lucia Highlands Syrah

Syrah •Soberanes Vineyard

California: Monterey County: Santa Lucia Highlands

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Mission Briefing

Codename:

Sinskey? Selyem? Sorry!

Today’s Daniel 2012 Santa Lucia Highlands Syrah is a delicious follow-up to the smash hit Daniel Pinot Noir that we featured last year. This wine, which is bold and beautiful, was made by Dan Fitzgerald, who perfected his winemaking skills at Williams Selyem Winery and Robert Sinskey Vineyards.

Dark and very fragrant on the nose, with stewed blackberry, plum, black cherry and smoky blueberry out front. These are followed by cured meats, cassis, sweet leather, dark toast, dark spice and pink peppercorn.

Bold, balanced flavors instantly coat the palate, with blackberry, black cherry, cassis, blueberry, wild strawberry, mixed spice, Santa Rosa plum, subtle smoked meat, cracked pepper and subtle baker’s chocolate.

The Daniel label represents a close collaboration between winemaker and grower. Each small production Daniel wine is artfully crafted to capture the nuanced character of the carefully selected vineyard sites. The wines exhibit intricate attention to detail, which shows in every sniff, sip and gulp that you’ll be inspired to take.

Don’t let this great wine pass you by…

Tasting Profile

Look:

Opaque and dark purple, with a fine crimson ring at the edge of the glass. Chubby legs take a while to appear after swirling, moving very slowly down the glass wall.

Smell:

Stewed blackberry, plum, black cherry and smoky blueberry out front. These are followed by cured meats, cassis, sweet leather, dark toast, dark spice and pink peppercorn.

Taste:

Blackberry, black cherry, cassis, blueberry, wild strawberry, mixed spice, Santa Rosa plum, subtle smoked meat, cracked pepper and subtle baker’s chocolate.

Finish:

Very long, with bright fruits up front, spice and pepper at the very end. Fine tannins drive flavors to the far corners of the palate.

Pairing:

This bright, balanced wine would be wonderful with lamb burgers, sausages or braised beef dishes. For a real treat, serve with flank steak with Moroccan spices

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Dan Fitzgerald
Varietal
Syrah
Vintage
2012
Appellation
Monterey County, Santa Lucia Highlands
Abv
13.4%
pH
3.62
TA
.60 g/100ml
Harvest Date
September 14th, 2012
Aging
10 months
Barrels
33% new French oak
Bottling date
August 2013
Production
300 cases

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Apr 24, 2016 at 11:59 pm
$50.00
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