2018 Destin Estate Syrah 1.5L
Destin Vineyard, Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley
Our Destin Vineyard Estate Syrah flourished, as did many vineyards in 2018, and we were quite blessed with a bountiful and beautiful crop. This dynamic wine is the perfect combination of old and new world. The result being a nose that is aromatically bold and a complex palate rich in flavors and texture. The journey starts with an eye catching deep ruby color. Allow the wine a bit of time to express itself and a powerful bouquet unfolds of blackberries, toffee, spice and white pepper overflow the glass, followed by hints of bacon fat, tobacco, and graphite. The mouthfeel is full but soft with Cola and black licorice, complemented by black, ripe fruit. The bold, lengthy finish highlights fine acidity and youthful tannins for a perfect finale for this complex wine. You are sure to win the hearts and palates of anyone you share this with!
Food Pairing Notes
Our Estate Syrah is full bodied, structured and dark with bold and uncompromising fruity and peppery flavors. This makes it the ideal pairing for rich meats and grilled foods of all kinds. For something simple enjoy it with your favorite BBQ recipe or a blue cheeseburger with caramelized onions and bacon. For a more adventurous pairing try a curry lentil soup. To top the night off finish with peanut butter and chocolate ice cream.
“Always a tour de force to be reckoned with. Working with Clone 877 old vine Syrah is nothing short of an answer to a prayer. The 2018 is a layup to the 2017 that I also absolutely adore. Just the right oak and just the right ageing. Treat yourself to each sip with a bite of dark cacao for absolute bliss!” -Kirk Venge