About the Wine
On the nose, the 2014 BrakelightTM Syrah offers distinctive notes of clove, smoke, leather, and a hint of red fruit. The wine is smooth and full bodied on the palette, presenting rich red berry fruit, sassy spiciness, and just a dash of pepper on the finish. This Syrah is drinking nicely right now, and we think 1-2 years of bottle age will further enhance its elegance. Pair this big Syrah with a 2-year aged cheddar, a blue cheese, and of course a big steak on the grill.
Our building once housed a bakery famed for rye and an impromptu drive-thru, courtesy of the sudden two lane merge out front. This label is a tribute to the few folks that got a little too close and personal with the building, as their brakelight never came on until it was too late.
Varietals: 90% Syrah, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Viognier
Vineyards: Syrah-Spanish Springs (Edna Valley AVA, CA); Cabernet Sauvignon and Viognier (Paso Robles AVA, CA)
Aging: 18 months in 100% French oak (25% new)
Production: 210 cases
Price: $33/bottle, 10% discount for 12 or more bottles