Region: Butler Ranch Vineyard, Mendocino County, USA
Varietal: 81% Syrah, 14% Petite Syrah, 4% Grenache, 1% Viognier
Tasting Note: This single-vineyard expression of the unique butler ranch is a Rhone-style blend. Deep purple, this monumental wine leads with intense, complex aromas of blackberry, cigar paper and espresso. On the palate, muscular tannins frame a juicy mid-palate, enhancing elegant flavours of black fruit, anise, crushed rocks and suggestions of game and spice. The finish lingers with notions of kirsch and smoke, closing on an intriguing mineral note.