2011 Napa Valley Syrah
Our 2011 Cornerstone Cellars Napa Valley Syrah Napa Valley, Black Label bears the obvious hallmarks of cool-climate Syrah, there is also richness to the fruit and suppleness to the tannins. Complex, yet distinctly varietal aromatics of black raspberry and red cherry mixed with cream leap with abundance from the glass. With hints of baking spice, white pepper, floral notes and earth to produce a potpourri bouquet to marry with the rich fruit palate. Flavors mirror the exotic aromas, but feature more focused fruit and somewhat less pepper and earthy notes. Layers of lifted, bright red and black fruits are balanced beautifully between silky, elegantly structured tannins and the juicy, lifted acidity creating an excitedly playful palate that is broad and expands into a long, refined, expressive finish. Sumptuous and drinkable right now, this Syrah will definitely age with the melding of all components to evolve beautifully into something truly special and unique.