2017 Russell B Gregory Syrah
Posted by winetime on under Wine Reviews
There are plenty of overhyped overpriced Syrah on the open wine market but can I let you in on a little secret? This could be the biggest steal in the world for this Rhone varietal. Sourced from grapes from the highly regarded Plum Ridge Vineyard in Sonoma’s Fountain Grove AVA, the intoxicating aromas of grilled meat and vibrant berries on the nose give way to deep dark intense plum, boysenberry, black raspberry and blackberry fruit on the palate. Multiple layers of cigar smoke, mocha, bacon fat, savory herbs, tea leaf and cracked black pepper excite the senses while rich flavors of vanilla and violets round out its lush character. Dark as the night sky, this gem is not only a tasteful treat upon opening, this age worthy effort is something you may want to set down in your cellar for years to come. Don’t walk….. run as fast as you can for one of the best Syrah based wines I have experienced in a long time. If Julie Andrews were to sample this wine, I’m sure she would be belting out at the top of her lungs: Hooray! Syrah-Syrah!!!