Syrah from Potter Valley, Mendocino County, California.
Sample submitted for review. Available for $13.
From Club W:
"Kenny’s organic Syrah is a dead ringer for some of the great Syrahs that come out of Northern France, but his is created in the California backyard of Mendocino. The elements of elevation, rugged terrain, and coastal fog that define the Santa Cruz Mountains helps Kenny create a Syrah that is all about purity and finesse rather than outright power. With bright, pickled berry flavors it’s a fine example of the beautiful subtle nuances that result from the attention to detail and thoughtfulness required for all-natural winemaking.
Today we've got an excellent find, this time from the winemaker behind the Hobo Wine Company. The 2013 Brethren of the Road Syrah begins with a pleasant aroma chock full of red and dark berry fruit. Tasting reveals more of the same fruit, juicy in the mouth, along with some great earthy notes in this smooth and balanced medium-bodied wine. Light spicy streaks lead into the long, dry, almost dusty finish. This is definitely a tasty Syrah for people who like a little earthiness in their wine.