2016 Grand Assemblage Syrah
Full-bodied, smooth, and fruit forward, our Grand Assemblage Syrah is easy to enjoy in its youth; while careful neutral oak barrel selections allow the varietal integrity to shine. Try it with grilled or braised meat and hard cheeses such as extra aged Gouda.
Jammy fruit aromas of Marionberry, dark cherry and fig are complemented by earthy wet clay, savory notes, violets and a hint of vanilla. A lush, full-bodied entry transitions to a midpalate with structured tannins and bright acid. Flavors parallel the aroma with added accents of tobacco, graphite, and cocoa nibs. Tannins carry into the long finish setting expectations for aging while bright, juicy acid will keep the wine fresh for the patient. Pair this bold wine with protein rich dishes that incorporate braised and grilled flavors with rich spices.