2019 Baby Bear Syrah
From a vintage marked by wines with great concentration and purity of fruit, the 2019 Baby Bear Syrah is dark and intensely colored. Inviting aromas of violet, fresh blackberry, wild huckleberry, and cassis carry through on the palate. Savory olive tapenade and sweet spice add complexity. Rich and multi-layered, the wine’s refined tannins and vibrant acidity linger on a long, complex finish.
Handpicked grapes were de-stemmed and then traveled through an optical sorter to ensure only the best fruit was moved to stainless steel tanks for primary fermentation. After that, the wine was transferred to new, Taransaud puncheons (600L) and matured slowly to integrate the fruit and oak fully, further developing the wine’s refined, complex flavors and a lush mouthfeel.
2018 94 pts. Wine Spectator
2017 93 pts. Wine Spectator