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MacLaren Wine 2014 Syrah

MacLaren Wine

2014 Syrah
Bottle Size: 750ml, 12/cs
Region: Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, CA

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With a case (12 bottle) purchase of the MacLaren 2014 Samantha's Vineyard Syrah, you'll also enjoy a VIP Reserve tasting for two guests at the MacLaren Tasting Cottage. Reservations required ($100 value).
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Tasting Notes:

 

  • Color: deep ruby red
  • Aromas: red plum, blackberry, black cherry, hints of smoke and vanilla
  • Palate: dark fruit, medium body, mouthwatering acidity, fine-grained tannins, lingering finish
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  • Grapes
    100% Syrah
  • Region
    Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, CA
  • Production
    220 cases
  • Alcohol
    14%
  • Ageability
    Will age well through 2024, possibly beyond
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Winemaker:
Steve Law
About the Winemaker:
After moving from his native Scotland to work in the tech industry in France, Steve Law and his friends would regularly enjoy weekends immersed in French culture and the country’s wine regions. Here he discovered his palate and passion for wine, notably the Sauvignon Blanc from Loire Valley, Pinot Noir from Burgundy, Rosé from Provence, and Viognier from Condrieu. But it was in Northern Rhone that he discovered Syrah... and his world changed. His tech career eventually led him to Northern California, where he later took a friend’s advice and decided to dive straight into his obvious passion for wine. Steve worked his first harvest in 2006, produced his first vintage of Syrah under his own label in 2007, and the rest is history!
Vineyard:
Samantha's Vineyard
About the Vineyard:
Samantha's Vineyard sits on the northeast side of Russian River Valley bordering Chalk Hill AVA. The steep terraced-style vineyard is planted to the Alban clone on Spreckels loam with only 60 inches of soil on top of bedrock.
Additional Winemaker Notes:
  • Aged in 100% French oak barrels for 14 months
  • Bottled unfiltered and unfined
Accolades:

94 pts – Wine Enthusiast

Blog:
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Food Pairing Suggestions:
Experiment with grilled or roasted lamb, braised beef, grilled Portobella topped with gouda, barbecue chicken, ribs or your favorite hamburger. The winemaker also suggests lasagna and tomato-based pasta dishes, Chicken Cacciatore and grilled pork chops with a blueberry compote. Yum!
About the Winery
MacLaren Wine From Scotland to Sonoma, Winemaker Steve Law has had quite a journey. Steve Law’s love for wine began post-university when he moved from Scotland to France for a job in technology. Exploring various wine regions with his friends on the weekends, he discovered his palate and passion for wine, notably Sauvignon Blanc from Loire Valley, Pinot Noir from Burgundy, Rosé from Provence, and Viognier from Condrieu. However, it was Northern Rhone where he discovered Syrah... and his world changed. Learn more