2016 Syrah, Donnachadh
Closed at first pour and showing the intense structure and firmness of Sta. Rita Hills Syrah, with vigorous decanting, our 2016 Donnachadh Syrah opens to reveal a panoply of savory and black fruited aromas and flavors. Wild aromas of bay laurel, green pepper corn, and espresso roast are supported by black fruits and plum nuances. On the palate, this wine is closed and austere initially, demonstrating crisp acids balanced with firm dusty tannins. With time and air, a mix of further savory elements emerge, accented by flavors of blackberry liqueur.