2016 Dragon's Kiss Syrah, Sierra Foothills
91 Points - Wine Enthusiast, August 2020
A meaty, leathery and luscious wine with rich smooth earthy notes from Windance Vineyards, a 2,800 ft. elevation vineyard in the Sierra Foothills. Flavors of bacon, blackberry, plum, and a hint of smoke makes for a hearty earthy mouthfeel.
This wine is a classic mountain Syrah with luscious meaty and leathery notes and a subtle oak nuance at the finish.
My mentor once told me "Doug,, as a winemaker you are given cocoa, and your chore is to make chocolate." Winddance Vineyard which sits at 2,800 feet in the Sierra Foothills offers amazing "cocoa" for one to make "chocolate". It as become a favorite vineyard of mine to source Syrah.
Aged for 28 months in all French Oak barrels.