- 87 points- Wine Enthusiast, June 2013
corkscrew syrah 2008
Source: Single Vineyard. Noir and 887 clones.
Aromas: Currant preserves. Cured olive. Aged tenderloin. Mahogany sawdust.
Flavors: Sour black cherry jam. Ripe fig. Guava. Cuban cigar.
Adjectives: Grown-up. Substantive. XXL.
Pairings: Porterhouse with tapenade. Venison with blackberry compote. Brave cheese.
Cases Produced: 250
Barrel aging: French 50% new, 40% 1-year old, 10% 2+ years old.
Released: March 2010
2008 provided very concentrated, falvorful wines that express the vineyards in which they where grown, despite being a difficult year for growing. Springtime frosts and cold rains lead to a lighter than average year. Consistently warm weather throughout summer lead to slow, even ripening. The decreased yields resulted in very concentrated and extremely high quality wines, with brilliant flavor and tannin. The wines of 2008 express their distinctive sites and qualities in a very intense and focused manner: this is truly a vintage for the cellars, with great aging potential for years to come.