2016 Elite Syrah
"...Extra time in wood gives the red fruit, blood orange, spice/floral notes, added depth and unctuousness that is quite appealing, even if site and varietal character are naturally pushed into the background a bit. WInemaker Blair Fox gave the 2016 Elite 28 months in 100% French oak, 33% new." ~ Antonio Galloni's Vinous
"Medium to deep ruby-purple and made entirely from Syrah, the 2016 Elite is scented of cedar and chocolate box with garrigue, violet, charcuterie, warm black cherries, baked blackberries, fried herbs and bacon fat. Fullbodied, it floods the mouth with dark fruits and savory flavors, with firm, grainy tannins and good freshness, finishing long and chocolaty." ~ Wine Advocate
Elite is an elegant Syrah with notes of black fruits such as blueberry, blackberry and plum, black olive along with baking spices, sage, mineral and earth. This Syrah will most certainly hold up to a rib eye roast, spiced lamb chops or a smokey blue cheese.