Samuel J. Anderson Cellars
2007 Ladi's Vineyard Sonoma Valley Syrah
Syrah •Ladi's Vineyard
California: Sonoma County: Sonoma Valley
Today’s perfectly cellared and perfectly aged Samuel J. Anderson 2007 Ladi’s Vineyard Sonoma Valley Syrah was made at Deerfield Ranch Winery, by Deerfield’s winemaker, Robert Rex. This wine is drinking beautifully, and there’s still plenty of life left in it. According to Deerfield, this wine is still nearing its peak.
Bold and dark on the nose, with aromas of blackberry jam, black cherry, fig, black currant, soft spice, baker’s chocolate and a hint of black pepper. On the palate, flavors closely mimic the nose, with blackberry, black cherry compote, roasted mission fig, spice box, cocoa dust, forest floor, subtle tobacco leaf and black pepper.
Ladi’s Vineyard Syrah is located in a small valley between four famous Sonoma County appellations. Chalk Hill to the north, Bennett Valley to the south, Sonoma Valley to the east and Russian River to the west; a region of cool mornings and warm afternoons that produces noble Syrah of the sophisticated Rhone style with an appealing perfumed fruit.
Ladi Danielik’s Vineyard is in Ribli Road district in the foothills of the Mayacamus Mountains on the east side of the Santa Rosa plain in Sonoma County. Grapes have been grown in this district for almost 200 years. Ladi, like earlier immigrants, recognized this terroir as special. Its volcanic soil and warm summer days protected from the coastal influence by a ridge line, make it ideal for dark full-bodied wines. Ladi’s expertise, honed over many decades, assures that the partnership between grower and winemaker produces exceptional results. This 2007 Ladi Syrah has bold fruit and a lingering finish. It pairs perfectly with grilled steaks.
Dark and rich, with darkest purple hues, from the inky heart of the wine, out to the lighter edges.
Blackberry jam, black cherry, fig, black currant, soft spice, baker’s chocolate and a hint of black pepper.
Blackberry, black cherry comport, roasted mission fig, spice box, cocoa dust, forest floor, subtle tobacco leaf and black pepper.
Soft and velvety smooth, with flavors that cascade across the palate before slowly fading. A soft dryness starts mid-palate and spreads outward, eventually drying lips and cheeks.
Enjoy this perfectly aged Syrah, from one of the best Syrah vineyard sources in the Sonoma Valley, with grilled meats, roast duck or as an aperitif with a plate of charcuterie and hard cheeses.
What the Winery Says
- Robert Rex
- Sonoma Valley