MacRostie Wildcat Mountain Vineyard Syrah 2004

Syrah/Shiraz from California

Price: $38.99
Item No. 94943
  • WS90
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Winemaker's Notes

The grapes for this Syrah came exclusively from our Wildcat Mountain Estate Vineyard, owned by Steve MacRostie and his partners Nancy and Tony Lilly. Here the vines dig into the sparse volcanic soil and stand firm against the strong winds that race in from the Pacific Ocean most afternoons. This foggy mountaintop vineyard is the Sonoma Coast at its coolest and most challenging, but the vines produce fruit of great distinction.

Typically inky purple Syrah color, with bright aromas of blueberry preserves and mocha java. A bit of swirling brings out black pepper and a hint of wood smoke. Full, fruity, rich and round on the palate, quite plush, with a silky, smooth finish.

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MacRostie Winery and Vineyards was founded by winemaker Steve MacRostie in 1987. As a believer in the unique character of Carneros fruit, and an innovative winemaker pioneering a more fresh and sophisticated style of Chardonnay, Steve dedicated himself to crafting wines embodying an authentic sense of place. In 1992, realizing the vast potential for producing stunning, age-worthy...

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Learn About Other California

California has nearly 100 American Viticulture Areas (AVAs) and accounts for almost 90% of wine production in the United States. In our section of Other California, we include wines from smaller AVAs as well as wines from the California AVA. Here are a few smaller AVAs you may see on the label: Livermore Valley AVA, located right outside of San Francisco and home to...

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Learn About Syrah/Shiraz

(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...

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