Offering appealing varietal aromas of violet with bright fresh plum and fig, the 2015 Grand Ciel Syrah unlocks to reveal
charcuterie, scorched earth and this wine’s trademark whiff of citrus. Surprisingly dense, concentrated and powerful in the mouth, seamless and impressively focused, this vintage requires some study in the glass. Abundant fruit shares the stage with savory acidity here, practically insisting to be part of the dinner table.
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— Jeb Dunnuck
The flagship Syrah is the 2015 Syrah Grand Ciel Vineyard and it’s all from a single vineyard on Red Mountain, was completely destemmed, and aged in 30% new French oak. Similarly colored to the Signature Syrah, it offers more black cherry, currants, scorched earth, smoke, and mineral characteristics to go with a big, rich, concentrated style on the palate. Beautifully balanced, with both tannin and acidity, it needs 2-3 years of bottle age and will shine over the following decade.
Wine & Spirits
Grand Ciel Syrah pairs very well with grilled meats, vegetables, wild game and stews, and chilis. Marbled cuts of beef stand up to Syrah – we recommend pairing with Grilled New York or Ribeye Steak.
Behind the Wine
2015 Grand Ciel Syrah
Grand Ciel Syrah is a single vineyard, single varietal & single clone Syrah from our estate vineyard on Red Mountain. Every detail of our vineyard has been designed to produce the highest quality fruit from the unique climate & soil of this prestigious AVA known for ripe & structured fruit. Our rigorous selection process only permits a small portion of grapes to become part of Grand Ciel.