2014 Alban Seymour's SyrahSyrah / Shiraz from United States
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"One of my first thoughts in setting up my winery was that I would not name wines for family. My first Syrah was dubbed Reva- which is my mother’s name, almost as a very organ...
- 98 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
98 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
"The 2014 Seymour's comes from a higher elevation site that’s hammered by the winds off the Pacific Ocean. Classic Seymour’s all the way with its huge nose of black fruits, tobacco, ground pepper, crushed rocks, and ample meatiness, this beauty hits the palate with full-bodied richness, a deep, layered mid-palate, building tannins, and a great finish. While the Seymour’s is always the most backward and austere of the three single-vineyard Syrahs, the forward nature of the 2014 vintage shows in the wine’s texture and slightly more charming, forward character. Nevertheless, this brilliant Syrah will cruise for 20+ years in cold cellars."
"One of my first thoughts in setting up my winery was that I would not name wines for family. My first Syrah was dubbed Reva- which is my mother’s name, almost as a very organic afterthought. Within moments of unveiling that wine, my father asked, ‘So?’ I quickly realized that was shorthand for: “So when will there be a wine named for me?” If anyone deserves such a tribute, it is unquestionably my father. A practicing physician since the age of 21, part of the army aircorp during World War II, planning to retire now that he is 93, Sy is the care giver we all dream to find when the time comes that we are in need.
Atop the most distant peak from our winery and main vineyard there is a dense vein of flint that is mixed with chalk and sandstone. This soil produces the grapes that make Seymour’s: aromatics of Asian spices, and flavors of smoked meats, graphite, and licorice. This syrah is our most structured and broad.
Like Reva and Lorraine, Seymour’s is aged 3.5 years in a mix of new and used French oak barrels after undergoing open top fermentation by its native yeasts; then bottle unfined and unfiltered." - Winery
98 - Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
|Varietal(s)||Syrah / Shiraz|
|Taste||currant, blueberry, blackberry and strawberry|
|Nose||spice box, cedar and dark fruit|