2004 Meyer Vineyard Napa Valley Syrah
This well-balanced Syrah offers flavors of roasted black fruit, crème de cassis, mocha and black tea with a smooth, velvety finish.
Wine Spectator, by James Laube, 88 points:
Fresh and lively, with earthy mocha and berry flavors that are complex and well-focused, turning elegant and supple on the finish. Drink now through 2011. 575 cases made.
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This well-balanced Syrah offers flavors of roasted black fruit, crème de cassis, mocha and black tea with a smooth, velvety finish
Our 56-acre vineyard is located on rolling hills with good drainage and various sun exposures. A key feature of this ranch is an 11-acre lake that is the source of our irrigation water.
Mark Herold's objective is to produce intense, highly extracted, terroir-driven wines. In the vineyard, he fastidiously monitors the vines, adjusting canopy, irrigation, cover crops and cluster architecture vine by vine to promote the overall site signature as well as the more nuanced character of the individual blocks. In the cellar, Mark favors a cutting edge approach informed by science and accented by sheer sensual appreciation. Small capacity fermentation tanks, carefully timed punch - downs, a mix of native and cultured yeasts, and tight grained cooperage result in signature wines noted for their opulence and longevity.