Lagier Meredith Syrah 2014 June, 16 2017


(Mount Veeder, Napa Valley) $48

When it’s great, syrah is an explosive concatenation of flavor—worn leather, roasted game, meat juices, iron, earth, minerals, pepper, and spice. I think of syrah as wine’s version of primal scream. That might not sound like anything you want in a wine glass, but trust me, you do—especially if you’re eating grilled lamb or game. Lagier Meredith makes one of the best syrahs in California. The tiny winery is owned by viticulturist Stephen Lagier and superstar scientist Dr. Carole Meredith who pioneered the use of DNA profiling to understand the origins of wine varieties. (14.5% abv)

94 points KM

Available at Lagier Meredith

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