This 100% Syrah from the Solari Vineyard in Calistoga shows ripe red fruit, red cherry, and raspberry candy aromas. The mid-palate is rich and beautifully balanced with natural acidity. The finishing tannins are super soft and elegant. Go back and check out the aromas again... and again!
One single block, one single cuvée – so fewer than 300 cases are pro- duced each year from this small vineyard that lies at the extreme north end of the Valley – one of our favorites. Rooted in old river-bottom soil at the base of Mount St Helena, this vineyard consistently produces a wonderfully extracted and thoroughly ripe Syrah wine.
Originally purchased with the intention of blending it into the 2010 Griffin, the 2010 Syrah was so exceptional that we bottled it on its own to share with friends. The few cases we produced sold out quickly and we were convinced by our mailing list members to make a second vintage, which sold out just as fast. All subsequent vintages went like hotcakes as well, so... we are pleased to present our newest offering of this remarkable and lush wine.
2018 Kelly's Cuvee Syrah, Napa Valley - 750ml
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Wine: 2018 Kelly’s Cuvee Syrah
Appellation: Napa Valley [Calistoga]
Vineyard: Rocky soil along with hot days and cool nights create a dark, extracted wine.
Harvest: Hand-picked September 2018
Vinification: 7-day bin fermentation, mostly neutral French Oak barrels Alcohol: 15.1%
Bottled: August 2020
Production: 298 cases
Winemaker: Bob Foley