Karen Culler has been crafting great wines for 2+ decades now (Wolf, Culler, etc). Her “value” label Casaeda has been lots of fun to work with. She sourced this 2012 from two stellar vineyards (Dehlinger and Sawi). Sawi is located at 1450 feet elevation and planted 15+ years ago to the Cote Rotie seletion of Syrah. This is a late ripening vineyard, producing amazing fruit intensity, concentration due to its small berry size. Dehlinger is somewhat the “First Growth” of the Russian River Valley (only 3 acres planted).
Casaeda 2012 Syrah Russian River Valley
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A real crowd pleaser, this “Value” wine from Karen Culler. Very classy wine! This youngster offers great complexity and an abundance of fruit and flavors. Floral, licorice, peppery aromas jump out of the glass on impact. A touch of bacon fat underlines this great clonal selection. The wine is full in body with the right touch of acidity, a hint of sweet black stone fruit and savory touches make for a hard-to-resist wine. Small production!