2016 Grand Ciel Syrah
RED MOUNTAIN AVA
Initially vibrant, rich and fruit forward in the glass, the 2016 Syrah from Grand Ciel Vineyard gradually unveils smoke, grilled meat and lavender blossom, with a hint of tangerine pith. This incredibly savory and inviting nose is supported on the palate with generous blackberry and tapenade flavors and demonstrates marvelous balance throughout. Building in intensity with subsequent tastes, this wine nevertheless retains its tension, and should age beautifully.