This single-vineyard cool climate Syrah is rich and intense. It exhibits vibrant flavors of blackberry and black cherry fruits, followed by notes of roasted meat and bacon fat characteristic of the Northern Rhone's finest wines. Spicy and complex, Carica's Kick Ranch Syrah has a velvety deep persistent finish with accents of pepper and dark chocolate and smoke. Abundant soft tannins make this wine approachable early but also predict substantial aging potential.
This is a wine of balance, sophistication and finesse, which, although delicious by itself, will be an elegant accompaniment to fine cuisine. Consider pairing it with lamb shanks, osso bucco, roasted or grilled meats, game or rich stews.
This is a great classic style Syrah. Yes, a bit pricey but worth it when you want to open a special bottle.
Dark fruits, full bodied, fine tannins, will age well for a few years.