2015 Signature Syrah
The 2015 Signature Syrah displays an inky black color, with enticing aromas of smoked charcuterie, cracked black pepper, loam, and a whisper of tangerine and violets. Generous fruit flavors on the palate include plush plum and macerated blackberries, supported by pleasantly savory tannin and noteworthy acidity. With generosity and balance, it will be a pleasure to consume immediately, but also promises to improve in the bottle for a decade or more.
"Polished and gracefully complex, with refined blackberry, espresso and smoked pepper flavors that glide along toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2025. 700 cases made." –Tim Fish for Wine Spectator, June 2018
"The 2015 Signature Syrah (which includes 2% Viognier) comes from Ciel du Cheval, Grand Ciel, and Boushey Vineyards and was completely destemmed and aged in 20% new French oak. It’s another Rhône look alike and offers classic notes of blackberries, black olives, bacon fat, and peppery herbs. It’s medium-bodied, fresh, nicely concentrated, and balanced, with present, yet ripe, tannin. It will keep for a decade." - Jeb Dunnuck for Jeb Dunnuck, April 2018