2015 Dragon's Kiss Syrah, Sierra Foothills
GOLD MEDAL - 95 Points - 2018 California State Fair Wine Competition
91 Points - Wine Enthusiast - August 2018
A meaty, velvety and luscious wine with rich dark fruit notes from Windance Vineyards, a 2,800 ft. elevation vineyard in the Sierra Foothills. Flavors of ripe blueberry, blackberry, plum, and dark chocolate truffles give this wine a delightful hearty mouthfeel.
This wine is a classic mountain Syrah with dark chocolate, violets,, rich blackberry and pepper notes. The rich chocolate visits again with subtle oak nuance at the finish.
100% Syrah from a 2,800 foot vineyard in the Sierra Foothills.
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 22 months in 30% new French oak barrels