This is the fifth vintage of Terre Rouge's entry level, St. Joseph-like, Syrah. It is made from fruit grown at a superb vineyard site that is planted in the hills just west of the Amador County line, just a few miles from the Mokelumne River (hence the California appellation).
The wine is very forward and drinkable shortly after bottling, making it a great everyday Syrah and perfect as a restaurant glass pour. This vintage is exceedingly dark in color with rich, silky wild raspberry fruit flavors laced with pepper, tar and herb tones. Aromas are raspberry, smoky, wild gamey, peppery and cinnamon.