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Eponymous Syrah 2010


The attractive deep purple, garnet color leads to a complexity of well-integrated aromas that hint of boysenberry, rosemary, and a touch of a smoky, oven roasted meat dripping character that I always look for in a good Syrah. The flavors follow nicely to the palate with added cranberry and ripe pomegranate notes. This full-bodied wine is well balanced with good weight and grip that glides evenly across the palate finishing with pleasing flavors that linger.

Wine Facts

Winemaker Notes
When the opportunity arises to make small quantities of wine from an exceptional vineyard, and work with the grower to coax the best out of the vines from such a vineyard, I have a hard time passing up the chance. This is the third vintage of Eponymous Syrah. The grapes come from a relatively young vineyard east of the town of Napa, on Monticello Road. After picking, hand-harvested fruit was fermented with utmost care and the resulting wine was aged 9 months in 30% new oak (50% French and 50% American).

Serving Hints
Serve at room temperature with red meats, lamb, cheeses.

PRODUCER: Robert L. Pepi
REGION: Napa Valley, CA
GRAPE VARIETY: 98% Syrah, 2% Cabernet Sauvignon
pH: 3.57
ALCOHOL: 14.2%

Press Highlights

92 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Dec. 2011 'Buying Guide'

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