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Kongsgaard Syrah 2013


SKU 20614


The Syrah ferments in open-top 120-gallon French barrels, which hold just one half ton each. We tread on the uncrushed fruit at the beginning of the fermentation and then submerge the cap into the wine by hand several times each day over the next four weeks to gently extract the color and flavor.
Category Red Wine
Country California
Region Napa Valley
Brand Kongsgaard
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Wine AdvocateKongsgaard also makes an amazing Syrah from a clone he obviously knows a lot about, because it does remind one of a great Côte-Rôtie such as Guigal's La Landonne. Both the 2014 and 2013 are just loaded with notes of beef blood, grilled steak, raw beef, chocolate, asphalt, truffle and black olive tapenade. The 2013 has even more body and richness, and is a dead ringer for a great Côte-Rôtie from Guigal, especially one with no Viognier in it. It is pure meat, blood and black fruits. Drink it over the next 15-20 years, although I found it irresistible when I tasted it.

Robert Parker, December 2014