Lavender and rose, chocolate, plum, and white pepper aromas dominate, complimenting flavors of spice, raspberry and blackberry, with a bright back palate, upfront fruit and a subtle complexity. Lively, not overripe, soft, yet structured, this wine is unique, stylish, traditional, and classic Rhône.
Napa Valley, CA
Only 284 Cases
Drink now through 2014
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General 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
Porter Family VineyardsThe Porter Family Vineyards story starts five million years ago when a small sandpiper wandered along the shore. The tiny tracks the sandpiper left behind were covered with sediment and fossilized by the geological forces. It was during excavation to build a winery in the hillside that these fossils were discovered. Today this land is proudly known as Porter Family Vineyards. Within the walls of that hill, fifty feet underground, lays an excavated 17,000 square foot winery. Vines still stand on and around the hill, however, the only clues to the winery’s existence are two entrances that come up and out at two ends.Learn more