2013 Syrah, Cole Creek Vineyard, Russian River Valley
Robert M. Parker Jr.'s The Wine Advocate
Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW
Co-fermented with 6% Viognier, the 2013 Syrah Cole Creek Vineyard was produced using around 25% whole cluster. Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, it has a beautiful, floral nose of violets and roses over a core of red and black cherries and crushed blueberries with a touch of spice box. Medium-bodied, it fills the palate with spicy black fruits and licorice accents, supported by chewy tannins and finishing long with an earthy lift.