Vintage: 2015
Bottle sizes: 750 ML
Country: USA
Region: California
Appellation: North Coast
Wine type: Red
Varietals: Syrah (Shiraz)
Vineyard: Composed of Weill Vineyard, Hudson Vineyard, a couple barrels of Griffin’s Lair, Rossi Ranch, and even a barrel of the gorgeous Alder Springs Syrah
Vinification: Fermented with 40-80% whole-cluster and the wine saw roughly 15% new French oak
Publication: Vinous
Rating: 91
Inky blue and purplish fruit, bacon fat, licorice, smoke, exotic spice and black pepper are some of the many notes that run through the 2015 Syrah North Coast. A huge, richly textured wine, the 2015 North Coast Syrah offers unreal quality for the money. The 50% whole clusters are pretty much buried by the sheer intensity of the fruit.