Lot 542 2014 Napa Valley Syrah

Lot 542
2014 Napa Valley Syrah

Explosive hillside Syrah from Napa Valley's southern tip - only 250 cases available!

Note: Lot 542 cannot ship to VT, MT, or SC.

$18
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Lot 542 2014 Napa Valley Syrah explodes out of the glass with a cornucopia of smoky, meaty aromas that take on complexity with air, white flower florals, blackberry cobbler and vanilla gaining traction as the wine evolves in the glass. There’s not the least hint of heat here (either aromatically or on the palate), surprising for a wine that weighs in at 16% alcohol (be careful with that extra glass!). Rich, gamey, lush and powerful on entry but perfectly balanced, this wine is remarkable for its combination of power and grace. Roasted meat and blue fruit are amply backed by graphitic, almost minerally tannins, in waves of lush, hedonistic, gamey-fruit pleasure in a finish that doesn’t end. Fantastic!
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Sourced from Mt. George Vineyard at the southern tip of Napa Valley, it’s also your last chance to ever buy a Syrah sourced from this vineyard, as the grapes were recently grafted over to Bordelais varieties when Silverado purchased the vineyard a few years ago. Why sell Syrah at $50/bottle when you can sell Cabernet at $100, right?
 
The origin of this wine will not remain a secret for long (given the long list of wine detectives on our list), but I’ll refrain from naming it up front here. At $18/bottle, this is incredible pedigree for about a third of the original price. With 32 months in barrel, this is a huge wine that is also bound to go quickly - while we purchased the entire bottling blend for 2014, there are still only 250 cases available!

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