Monterey Syrah Reserve, 2017

Produced by Saison Winery

This is one of the Saison winemakers' favorites! Fragrant with dark plums, black tea, olive, and white pepper. The aroma has incredible potential, rolled up in dark chocolate. The palate has blackberry, powerful spices, and impressive finesse. The silky and refined structure carries the fruit all the way to a mineral and savory finish.

Icons/location pin Monterey, Monterey, California
Icons/wine/red Northern Rhône-style Syrah
Icons/star Rare wine (55 cases produced)
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The details

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Structure
  • Tannin
  • Body
  • Acidity
  • Sweetness
  • Funkiness
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Food Pairing

Hamburger, Lamb, Braised Beef, Duck

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Tasting Notes

Blackberry, Dark Chocolate, Black Tea, White Pepper, Plum

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Noteworthy Topography

The grapes for this Syrah were grown in Coastview Vineyard, in the Gabilan Mountains on an exposed ridge top between 2200 and 2400 ft of elevation.

Santa Cruz Mountains, San Mateo, California

Saison Winery

Saison Winery is based in the Santa Cruz Mountains and is born from the ethos of Saison Restaurant in San Francisco. We are focused on pure expressions of terroir with minimalist winemaking to showcase the soul of the vineyard.

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Nerdy Details

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What's in the bottle
Syrah (100%)
ABV: 13.5%
Harvest
Syrah from Monterey (100%).
Winemaking
Aging
Aged for 20 months

Recommendations

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Rachel Woods Tastemaker

"A Rhone-style Syrah that seriously blew my mind. Yeah, it's definitely a splurge wine. But one for the right occasion and totally worth it."

Kieran Klaassen Tastemaker

"Chefs kiss! Nothing more to say! Best wine I had in 2020."

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