May 25, 2022 15:21
For Dads, your summer barbecues, and just because it's a delicious mouthful of wine!
2016 Cherry Ridge Vineyard Syrah
95 points, Wine & Spirits
While we make up to 12 Pinots in a vintage, we produce only 1 Syrah: our Cherry Ridge Vineyard Syrah from the heart of Green Valley. This ridgetop site sits above the fog line, making it just warm enough to ripen the fruit (most years...sorry 2010 and 2011...). Syrah from our neighborhood is vivid, balanced, and plush, just what we're looking for on those occasions that want a bolder red wine.
There’s a friendly forwardness to our 2016 Cherry Ridge Vineyard Syrah, which shows in the exuberant bright boysenberry fruit that leads the nose. The characteristic leather and sandalwood savory notes back up the fruit, along with some pretty purple flower aromas of violet and wisteria. In the glass, the density and richness of the wine is apparent, and the mouth delivers that promise, with blackberry pie framed by white pepper and cedar, along with a touch of grilled meat adding a wild element to the flavors. Firm but round tannins carry the juicy fruit and dusky spice to a lengthy finish.
Here's what some of the media have to say:
"…It has the fragrant restraint and tension of a far-coast pinot noir, with a deeper syrah tone to its damson plum fruit. That inner tension will sustain its freshness as the wine develops with age...95 points, Wine & Spirits."
"Baked plum, raspberry and blueberry fruit match a core of gamy intensity and elements of iron, leather and violet, the texture layered and thick...93 points, Wine Enthusiast."
"Deeply structured yet retains finesse, offering smoked meat, blueberry and grilled sweet anice flavors that build tension toward medium-grained tannins. Best 2023-2030...92 points, Wine Spectator."
"There is an almost Pinot Noir-like elegance to this Syrah, a silky texture to the tannins and gorgeous rose-petal lift to the cherries. Star anise, cinnamon, and a touch of clove are balanced by lavender, and a finish that nods in the direction of cherry-chocolate pot de creme lingers with definition and subtlety. The Pinot-producer's hand is evident here, and this wine is all the better for it...Excellent, Food & Wine Magazine."
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Welcome Melissa Stackhouse to the DG family
as our new Winemaker
The event season is kicking into full gear
With the event season officially here, we hope to see you in Sonoma County or in your neighborhood as we share our wines at these fun happenings.
Taste of Sonoma - Sonoma, CA
Wine Club Summer Luau - Dutton Ranch
(Event is currently sold out, but you can be added to the waiting list)
Happy Memorial Day Weekend—Here's to the official kickoff of summer! What do you have planned?
Have fun, stay safe, and keep hydrated, wherever your plans lead you.
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