2011 Genception of GiantsAppellation: California
(Santa Barbara County, Ballard Canyon, Santa Lucia Highlands, Sonoma County)
Blend: 100% Syrah
Aging: 27 months, 100% new French Oak, 9 additional months in bottle
Release: October 2014
2011 Genception of Giants: The inaugural release of our Flagship Syrah. Dark as a moonless night, this is a wine of immense concentration. It soars from the glass with aromas of blackberry, cassis, raspberry coulis, dark chocolate, crushed rocks and cracked pepper. Supremely intense and complex, dark fruit notes meld seamlessly with enticing floral notes of lavender and violet. As the wine glides across the palate its vibrancy and elegance stand-out, as the finish persists for over a minute. Ideal for drinking beginning in 2016, but if patience is not a virtue, then drink now, but be sure to decant this wine for 2-3 hours before enjoying. This wine will evolve effortlessly for 8-10+ years. Drink through 2025.