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Date Printed: 9/21/2014
Eponymous Syrah 2009
Eponymous Syrah 2009
(search item no. 118166)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 9/21/2014: $34.99

Winemaker's Notes:

The Eponymous Syrah has a attractive deep purple, garnet color of the wine leads to a complexity of aromas that hint of black pepper, rosemary and a touch of smoky, oven-roasted meat dripping character that is typical of the best Syrahs. The flavors follow the palate, with added spice notes. This full- bodied wine is well-balanced, with good weight and grip that glides evenly across the palate, finishing with pleasing flavors that linger. Drink now through 2013.

A great wine for summer BBQ's of smoked and grilled meats.

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About Eponymous:

In 1966, Robert Pepi's family bought a ranch with vineyards in the Napa Valley, thinking it a retreat from the city. In 1980, he and his retired father decided to start a winery on the property, giving it the name they each carried, Robert Pepi. Thefirst harvest was in 1981, and Pepi has been making wine ever since. After the winery sold, he became a consulting winemaker, working mainly in California, but traveling also to Argentina, Colorado, and Texas.

In 2008 Pepi found a Syrah vineyard with which he wanted to work, and in 2009 made Cabernet Franc from the MacAllister Vineyard and a Cabernet Sauvignon from Spring Mountain in Napa Valley.