We were introduced to this stylish Syrah by our new friend Michael who was paying a visit to the Ace of Bass. To call Michael “Mr. Napa” is no understatement. For him, the wine world circles around Napa, especially their Cabs and big reds.
Green Dragon and I were returning from a wedding reception and stopped in on the tail end of a tasting of several top bottles.
This deep red-purple wine is silky smooth with plenty of fruit. Michael is a fan of “pop and pour” wines and this wine was certainly drinking very well.
It’s full bodied with dollops of dark fruit. There is also a hint of toast. This would certainly be a great food wine paired with beef, barbeque or game.
The wine is labeled “winery exclusive” and is produced in small lots especially for the winery and wine club members. Ace of Bass and Michael were able to pick this up at Costco. I’m not sure of the price they paid, but it is listed elsewhere at about $22. Most of the wines from this family-owned winery in the heart of Napa Valley are $50 and above.
This is a slice of Napa Valley goodness, smooth and silky to the end.