2013 Destin Estate Syrah
Destin Vineyard, Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley
90 Points - Wine Advocate, December 2015
“The inky ruby/purple-colored 2013 Syrah has a stunning nose of crushed blackberries, black raspberries and licorice. It is juicy, full-bodied, pure and quite elegant for its 14.5% natural alcohol. Drink it over the next 7-8 years.” - Robert Parker
90 Points - Wine Enthusiast, 2/1/2016
“Inky, rich and dense, this wine has an abundance of red and black berry pie going on that makes it decadently inviting. Thick on the palate, it's ready to pair with saucy cuts of meat, its background note of smoke the ideal way to bring out charred flavors in a food.” - Virginie Boone
Silver Medal, 2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
The 2013 Syrah is ripe, round and powerful. With an intense black veil, this wine begins with a nose of blackberry, dried currant and hints of 60% new tight-grain French oak spices. Espresso and chocolate nuances persist in the underlay of the rich, coating mouthfeel of sweet black cherry, blackberry preserves and sturdy tannins. The mouthfeel is boastful and will develop nicely if cellared correctly. This age-worthy Syrah will be enjoyed through 2026 and beyond. PRODUCTION: 131 CASES.