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Syrah, "Eddie's Patch" 2014

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Deep blueberry, blackberry and dark cherry fruit with bay laurel, pine needle, menthol and a resonant balsamic note. The aromas directly translate to flavors. Wintergreen complexity, charcoal and a strong volcanic iron quality. Dark core of rich, full fruit. Walnut sweetness with dried herb freshness. Weighty and concentrated but wonderfully energetic. Plum skin tanginess on the mouth filling finish. There’s long term aging potential here. Complex, multi-layered wine with fine interplay between vintage-derived deep fruit core and vineyard signature soil-driven elements.

Country:
USA
Region:
Sonoma County
Appellation/ava:
Russian River Valley
Vineyard designation:
Greywacke Vineyard
Vintage:
2014
Wine type:
Red
Grape:
Syrah
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
93

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Aging:
40% new French oak hogsheads (16 months)
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Viticulture:
Traditional
Alcohol percentage:
14.3
Closure:
Cork
Case production:
340

Reviews

  • "91-94 points. The 2014 Syrah Eddie's Patch Greywacke Vineyard is the first wine from a site that will inform this wine until Hoppe-Kelly comes back on line. Tasted from barrel, the 2014 Eddie's Patch is deep, dense and noticeably sweet through the middle, all a reflection of this relatively warm site planted with Alban clone Syrah. Today, the 2014 is a bit raw and not fully put together. It will be interesting to see what more time in barrel brings." (vinous)
  • "92 points. DuMOL is hitting on all cylinders these days, and this Syrah, often a CGCW favorite, also rushes to the very top of the category with its smoky, meaty varietal adjuncts and its clear, keenly focused blackberry fruit aromas supported by a fair dollop of toasty oak. Taking advantage of a minerally streak, the wine gains complexity and longevity through flavors that are at once high in volume and concentration yet are still somewhat tight and loaded with promise for great growth as its tannins round out." (Connoisseur's Guide to California Wine)

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