Surprise Blind Tasting Winner

In a recent blind tasting of Syrahs, a little guy became the Big Kahuna! The line-up:
The Winner – the 2014 Campesino “Los Madres” Syrah!

Campesino 2014 Syrah “Los Madres” Carneros, Napa Valley 
Retail 42.00 – GGWC 38.99
Use code CAMP during checkout

A real surprise this 50 cases, yes only 2 barrel, production! Really wowed my group! If I would not have seen the label, I’d assumed to be drinking a classic Côte Rôtie.  On the nose and palate, I encountered notes of bacon fat a hint of spice, nicely coated by whiffs of apricot and lychee, with a touch of bitter sweet chocolate and black currants. Very deep, dark color is a precursor of the full body and beautiful, velvet textured, lush wine that is so well-made finishing with a long, spicy black stone fruit finish.

Winemakers Notes: “The 2014 Syrah was aged 21 months in 1/3rd new French oak and 2/3rd used French oak barrels. Aromas of crushed lavender and black and green olive, with hints of smoked meat and white pepper leap from the glass. Concentrated
and lively flavors of roasted herbs, graphite, blue and black fruits, make this a luscious and full-bodied Syrah with a long lasting finish.”

The Las Madres Vineyard is a meticulously farmed Syrah vineyard situated in the Sonoma Carneros. The hillside site is aligned east – west, and nestled in a bowl. This allows for excellent ripening during the day, while benefiting from cool marine influenced temperatures at night. Day to night temperatures easily vary by 35º F. The cool climate allows us to leave the fruit on the vines longer without fear of over-ripening. The tiny yields are packed full of refreshing acidity and bright fruit, resulting in a true expression of its origin.

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