2011 Bald Mountain Ranch Syrah | Tallulah Wines | Winestyr
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2011 Bald Mountain Ranch Syrah

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Appellation: Napa Valley AVA

By: Tallulah Wines

In: Napa Valley, CA

750mL / 14.1% ABV

Winestyr Review

If I encountered this wine during a blind tasting, I would've guessed that it was from northern Rhone. Rich fruit leads to intense spice, meat, herbs, and white pepper in a very sleek, full-bodied, and balanced package with ample acid. The wine spent 20 months in 40% new French Oak Burgundy barrels. Racked only once prior to bottling unfined and unfiltered. 291 cases produced.

What We Love

  • Evokes Northern Rhone
  • Rich, deep, dark, and complex
  • Fruit from Bald Mountain Ranch at the top of Mt. Veeder in Napa

This is a wine for the most discerning wine drinker - truly impressive and endlessly complex

Experience

From the winemaker's notes: The Bald Mountain Vineyard sits high atop the Napa Valley on Mount Veeder at 2,200 feet above sea level. On a clear day you can see Mount Tamalpais and the Transamerica building. At this altitude the vines struggle to produce 2 tons per acre. At its core it is reminiscent of the best in the Rhone. Domaine Jamet has long been a personal favorite of mine and this has a striking similarity to that legendary wine.

Winery

Tallulah's distinctive style of winemaking is born out of the marriage of classic, artisanal winemaking concepts and cutting edge techniques. Mike Drash, owner/winemaker, strives to create high quality, single-vineyard wines, with a ripeness of fruit that makes them enjoyable to drink now, and a balance and complexity that ensures they will age for years to come. Mike is a true craft wine producer and we are consistently amazed by the quality of his wines. His Syrah and Cabernet are some of the best we've found to date.

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