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Peterson Gravity Flow Block Syrah 2008

Syrah/Shiraz from Sonoma County, California
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15.2% ABV
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15.2% ABV

Winemaker Notes

Deep spicy aromas of freshly ground cloves, perfectly ripened blackberry and boysenberry weave together with hints of cola and leather, inviting one to sip. The soft creamy entry showcases a complex wine with layers of flavors that ends in a spice-ladened finish that lingers on the palate. Juicy dark-skinned berries and plum blend with notes of cola, espresso, cinnamon, nutmeg and a slight mineral essence to create an irresistible taste sensation.

This 2008 Syrah offers a well-balanced wine with polished tannins, an elegant mouthfeel and so many flavors that each sip reveals another aspect of the wine. Enjoy solo, or with prime rib, cassoulet or a rosemary and garlic encrusted rack of lamb

Critical Acclaim

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2008 Syrah Gravity Flow Block Bradford Mt. Vineyard is a huge powerful red loaded with dark fruit, scorched earth, smoke and leather. The massive tannins give the wine a brooding personality and less finesse than the Vignobles. In 2008 the blend is 92% Syrah, 7% Viognier and 1% Petite Sirah that spent 22 months in French oak barrels, 40% new. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2023.
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Peterson Winery

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Peterson Winery, Sonoma County, California
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Peterson Winery, located off Lytton Springs Road just north of Healdsburg, California (Sonoma County), is recognizable by the large red barn at the end of a vineyard-lined road. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the geography of Northern California, Healdsburg is about 75 miles north of San Francisco.

Peterson Winery grew out of the vineyards that now supply us with grapes. That may seem unusual, but my background is not just in winemaking but it is also in grape growing, otherwise known as viticulture. That is why I refer to myself as a winegrower. For me making great wine is about the grapes -- where and how they were grown, what the weather conditions were and how the vineyards were managed during the growing season. Before I digress too much, let me give you a quick overview of how Peterson Winery came to be.

I came to Dry Creek Valley in 1983, working with my partner, Bill Hambrecht, to find and develop world-class vineyard properties. It was exciting to be able to select ideal vineyard locations and then plant the appropriate grape variety and clone for that growing region. Once the vineyards came into production, we had amazing fruit being produced in our Dry Creek Valley (Sonoma County) vineyards and our Mendocino County Floodgate Vineyard. The next step was a natural one. I wanted to make wine from the fruits of my labor. (Sorry about the pun, it was too good to pass up.)

In 1987, all the pieces fell into place and Peterson Winery was born. We now produce 5000 cases annually, mostly in small lots.

Sonoma County

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Home to a diverse array of smaller AVAs with varied microclimates and soil types, Sonoma County has something for every wine lover. Physically twice as large as Napa Valley, the region only produces about half the amount of wine but boasts both tremendous quality and variety. With its laid-back atmosphere and down-to-earth attitude, the wineries of Sonoma are appreciated by wine tourists for their friendliness and approachability. The entire county intends to become a 100% sustainable winegrowing region by 2019.

Grape varieties are carefully selected to reflect the best attributes of their sites—Dry Creek Valley’s consistent sunshine is ideal for Zinfandel, while the warm Alexander Valley is responsible for rich, voluptuous Cabernet Sauvignon. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are important throughout the county, most notably in the cooler AVAs of Russian River, Sonoma Coast and Carneros. Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot and Syrah have also found a firm footing here.

Syrah/Shiraz

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Marked by unmistakable deep purple hue and savory aromatics, Syrah accounts for a good deal of some of the most intense, powerful and age-worthy reds in the world. Native to the Northern Rhône, Syrah still achieves some of its maximum potential here, especially from Hermitage and Côte-Rôtie.

Syrah also plays an important component in the canonical Southern Rhône blends based on Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre, adding color, depth, complexity and structure to the mix. Today these blends have become well-appreciated from key appellations of the New World, namely Australia, California and increasingly, with praise, from Washington.

In the Glass

Syrah typically shows aromas and flavors of purple fruits, fragrant violets, baking spice, white pepper and even bacon, smoke or black olive. In Australia, where it goes under the name Shiraz, it produces deep, dark, intense and often, jammy reds. While Northern Rhône examples are typically less fruity and more earthy, California appears increasingly capable of either style.

Perfect Pairings

Flavorful Moroccan-spiced lamb, grilled meats, spareribs and hard, aged cheeses are perfect with Syrah. Blue cheeses are perfect with a dense and fruit-driven Australian Shiraz.

Sommelier Secret

Due to the success of Australian “Shiraz,” winemakers throughout the world have adopted this synonym for Syrah when they have produced a plush and fruit forward wine made in the Australian style. As an aside, Australians are also fond of tempering their fruit-forward Shiraz by blending with Cabernet Sauvignon, which adds depth and structure.

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