2014 Edmunds St. John Syrah Barsotti

- 750 ml
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...blossoming beautifully today, offering up a pure and very complex nose of dark berries, black raspberries, smoked meats, pepper, granite, a touch of blood and iron. On the palate the wine is medium-full, tangy and very transparent, with a fine core of fruit, superb intensity of flavor, excellent focus and grip, moderate, ripe tannins and outstanding length and grip on the complex and soil-driven finish. This is a beautiful bottle of young syrah!

John Gilman, A View from the Cellar | 94+ JG
This is the second crop off what had been an abandoned vineyard adjacent to Barsotti, renovated by grower Ron Mansfield. In 2014, it provided the fruit for the only syrah Steve Edmunds produced. For numbers geeks, it might be interesting that Edmunds harvested this wine in early September, when the Brix levels were between 20.4 and 20.7, the pH below 3.4. Fermented without stems or added yeasts and aged in neutral French oak barrels, the wine captures the brisk flavors of mountain-grown fruit in notes of wild blueberries, forest mushrooms and burdock root. It feels bony at first, then seems to gain generosity as it takes on air, predicting long development in the bottle if you’re patient.

Wine & Spirits | 92 W&S

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Vintage 2014
Format 750 ml
Color Red
Country US: As one of the most prolific and innovative wine regions in the world, America is a joy to explore. Most wine connoisseurs will agree that the nation's finest and most compelling wines are being produced today, which means that we have front-row seats to one of the most inspirational stories in wine history. While other regions tend to focus on specific wine styles and have somewhat strict rules as to which varietals you could grow, areas like California have few such restrictions in place. As a result, creative visionaries behind America's most reputable estates have been able to develop compelling, unique, and innovative styles, with a level of terroir expression that rivals even France's largest giants.
Producer Edmunds
Rating 94+ JG
Region California: With a history of wine production that dates back to the 18th century, California currently sits as one of the world's most prolific and reputable wine regions. With an area as vast as California, you can expect a colorful collage of terroir profiles, a series of microclimates, and micro-environments that give the wine a unique, memorable appeal. The region's produce is far from homogenized in that sense, and it would take you countless hours to sample all of it. While the region boasts scars from the Prohibition era, it went through what can only be described as a viticultural Renaissance sometime after the 1960s. At that point, California went from a port-style, sweet wine region to a versatile and compelling competitor on the world market. Today, no matter which way your taste in wine leans, you can find a new favorite producer among California's most talented. Notable sub-regions include legendary names like Napa Valley and Sonoma County, places that any wine lover would die to visit. California's quintessential warm climate allows for incredibly ripe fruit expressions, a style that provides a stark contrast to Old World-inspired, earthy classics. Even where inspiration was clearly taken from staple French appellations, Californian winemakers put their own unique spin on the wine.
Type of Wine California Red: Whether it's Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah or Zinfandel, Californian red wine producers have a lovely habit of taking a varietal and expressing its essence in a unique, never before seen way. From Napa Valley to the regions south of Los Angeles, there's a red for everyone - and it's never too late to start exploring.
Varietal Syrah
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