Cedar Lane Vineyard
13 Barrels produced
Gold Medal Winner & Best of Region – California State Fair
Sourced from the fertile soils of Arroyo Seco, our 2014 vintage Syrah is a richly layered expression of this noble Northern Rhône varietal that sees classic Old World characteristics of leather and cigar tobacco meld into New World flavors of underbrush and forest berry. We took great care to extract its natural, deep color and rich tannins through a slow and delicate fermentation, and used a combination of French & American oak barrels (70% new) for aging. It is intensely aromatic, with layer upon layer of peppercorn, sage, licorice, black olive and a hint of bacon fat to round out wild blueberry and preserved damson plum flavors. The seductive bouquet is confirmed on the palate, which expands the symphony of sensations, exposing a velvety texture, great acidity, a firm backbone of delicate tannins, and an elegant finish. Its combination of lush fruit and earthy tones will pair beautifully with all of your favorite wintertime dishes - braised and roasted meats, casseroles, stuffed vegetables, and even strong cheese such as Camembert. Enjoy now through 2024. Old World meets New!