Que Syrah Syrah What will be – Two stunning new Syrah releases from Red Car and Skylark.

Skylark 2007 "Stagecoach" SyrahSkylark 2007 Stagecoach Syrah, Napa
Retail 45.00 – GGWC 39.99
Buy 12 for only 37.99 ea.

This vineyard known for some of the most sought after Cabernet and Syrah lies at the southern edge of Pritchard Hill at 900 – 1800 feet elevation.  My friends John Lancaster and Rob Perkins (sommeliers at Boulevard Restaurant in San Francisco) crafted yet another amazing wine! Only 225 cases of this stunner were produced.  The color is opaque.  On the nose this gem spews out massive aromas of black currant, black berry and smoked meat.  On the palate this wine offers a cornucopia of black fruits crushed together and sprinkled with cardamom.   It coats the entire inner mouth with lavish texture, while the fruit origin supplies the balance.  A real powerhouse, but gifted with tons of grace!

Red Car 2007 "Cuvee 22" SyrahRed Car 2007 Cuvee 22 Syrah, Sonoma Coast
Retail 55.00 – GGWC 49.99
Buy 12 for only 47.99 ea.

The 2007 Cuvee 22 Syrah primarily hails from cool-climate Sonoma vineyards. Rich yet restrained notes of cured meat, dark chocolate, and underbrush coat the palate. Vibrant essences of violets, cooked herbs, Turkish tobacco, and espresso grounds stimulate the nose. It delights the intellect and gratifies the senses.  Cuvee 22 is the “older” twin brother of Tomorrowland. It is the identical blend but benefits from aging five additional months in larger format barrels. The result is a wine of great concentration and nuance with the bonus of the additional elevage, which increases the level of refinement and allows secondary flavors to gain advantage over primary fruit tones.  STUNNER!!!

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