2014 Myriad Cellar Las Madres Vineyard 100% Whole Cluster Syrah, Carneros Sonoma Valley
This is a young luscious beauty! The floral notes, olive tapenade and dried fig make this an aromatic wonderland. Expressive notes of bramble and citrus mixed with meat, white pepper and cast iron prevail. The palate is well cut with bright and fresh natural acidity, plenty of purple fruit and some suave drying tannin to provide grip. The stem inclusion leaves a savory mark and adds bright refreshing character giving the mid palate a lift compared to the regular Esther Block Syrah. Whole Cluster fans will gush over this version, as the stems add length and make this a beauty of a wine! So good now, but 3-5 years will bring out layers and complexities for those willing to wait.