Que syrah, syrah, whatever will be will be.
The Sierra Foothills have long been known as the hidden gem of zinfandel production, but did you know there are other secret lairs out there? Euclid Wines, a small producing winery in Napa, is producing some wonderful examples of terroir driven wine.
This 2010 100% Syrah comes from a a vineyard at about 1000 feet in elevation, near a large reservoir which allowed for cool nights in the otherwise hot climate. A silky syrah with a pop of juicy acid, there were beautiful dark red fruit notes, with bergamot, blood orange and herbal touches. Classic black pepper and cherry notes linger in the cup of espresso that is this syrah. For something different, try this lovely syrah. Priced at $40 (available in 6-packs from the winery), it’s a bit pricey but worth the splurge for something unique and fun.
Come back soon for a review of the Euclid Cabernet Sauvignon. This father and son partnership brings over 30 years of Napa Valley winemaking to fruition. I can’t wait to share!
This wine was provided for consideration by the winery or a PR representative but all tasting notes are my own invention.