2018 Rodneys Syrah
"Plenty of smoky black fruits, tapenade, pepper, and some gamey notes emerge...it’s more medium to full-bodied, fruit-loaded, and pleasure-bent on the palate...it’s ideal for drinking any time over the coming 4-6 years." ~ Jeb Dunnuck
"Gamy aromas of lamb and charcuterie are spiced by pepper and pair with smoked and roasted figs on the nose of this bottling, which also offers a salty iodine element. There’s a smoked seaweed flavor on the sip, which contributes a savory streak to the roasted black plum and rich coffee components." ~ Wine Enthusiast
This Syrah is a rich, complex, full-bodied wine exhibiting layers of berry, cherry, cassis, clove, spice, earth, toast and smoke flavors. Enjoyable upon release, this wine will reward those with the patience to cellar it for 10 years or more.
Our single vineyard and small lot releases enable us to deliver some of our finest expressions of Syrah by concentrating on specific vineyards, clonal selections or techniques. Our estate vineyard, named in memory of Fess' late son-in-law, was planted in 1989 to predominantly Rhone varietal types. The wines from this vineyard have consistently been some of the most expressive and highly acclaimed in our portfolio.