Isabelle's thoughts on 'Gold Dust Vineyard' Estate Syrah:
Northern Rhône wine styles (including the likes of Côte Rôtie) were the inspiration behind this estate blend of 70% syrah and 30% viognier. Aaron and Amy recently bought this small vineyard, located at 2700 feet altitude, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. This cool climate site plays a big factor in the peppery, violet, almost minty aromatics you find in this wine. The viognier brings lightness and a touch of florality whilst the syrah frames the wine in a tight, grippy texture. Anyone for spaghetti puttanesca? Would be a delicious pairing.
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