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Michel-Schlumberger 2008 "La Source" Syrah


2008 Syrah
Bottle Size: 750ml, 12/cs
Region: Dry Creek, Sonoma, CA


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Syrah…the undervalued, overachiever of grape varietals. Michel-Schlumberger grows a few different Syrah selections on both their upper and lower ranches. Dry Creek Valley is quickly becoming known for its Rhone varieties. With cool nights and a long, sunny growing season, the taste of this wine tells us this Syrah will add to the reputation.

The fruit for this Syrah gives a big nod to the mountains where it was grown. It displays a distinct acidity that underscores the powerful fruit your nose won’t want to pull away from: plums, blackberries and fig all make an appearance. Syrah is one of the most versatile varieties grown at Michel-Schlumberger. Consistent, high-quality fruit grows on the Western Benchlands overlooking Dry Creek Valley. This Syrah is handcrafted into a wine showcasing a love for distinctive wines of place (terroir). This is a stunning example of delicious complex fruit followed by amazing balance and long, lingering finish.

  • Grapes
    97% Syrah; 3% Viognier
  • Region
    Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma, California
  • Production
  • Alcohol
  • Ageability
    7+ years
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Food Pairing Suggestions:
Lamb is the ideal food pairing with Syrah. Other pairings include: pork, sausage, grilled meats, stews, game, black olive dishes, dishes with lots of black pepper, dishes with pungent herbs, and mushroom dishes.
About the Winery
Michel-Schlumberger Founded in 1979, Michel-Schlumberger Benchland Wine Estate is an all organic wine estate. Considered by many to be one of Sonoma County’s “first-growth” estate wineries, their award winning tours and mission-styled winery have long been draws for wine country visitors. In their role as a certified “Fish Friendly Farm”, a Wildlife & Bird Sanctuary, and CCOF recognition with the 2010 crop, Michel-Schlumberger has long been at the forefront of sustainable farming and eco-friendly farming practices. Learn more