Kongsgaard Syrah, Napa Valley, USA 2018
VINTAGE : 2018
COUNTRY : USA
REGION/APPELLATION : Napa Valley, Carneros
VARIETALS : Syrah
We have made Syrah from this 2+ acre vineyard in Carneros since the inception of the brand in 1996. It remains as distinctive from its competition as the Judge is to the rest of California Chardonnay. More animal than vegetable, our savory Syrah lives in its own rarefied world–waiting for you to serve it with duck or something even wilder.
"Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2018 Syrah Hudson Vineyard barrel sample explodes form the glass with an incredible array of classic Syrah notes: black cherries, black plums, blackberries and licorice with hints of garrigue, tar, bouquet garni and bacon fat. Full-bodied, the palate is equally atomic, with bags of expressive black fruits and meaty/peppery hints framed by ripe, rounded tannins, finishing long, refreshing and oh-so-spicy." Lisa Perrotti-Brown 97-99