2020 Steinbeck Syrah
The Steinbeck Vineyard is now one of the oldest Syrah vineyards in the US, own-rooted and low yielding. The Syrah went through a 15-day fermentation, 20% whole berries, 3% co-fermentations with Viognier. Aged in 15 % French,10% American & 10% Hungarian Oak for 15 months.
"Blueberries and blood," is what Gary says, but a more genteel description would be "Old World" style: earthy, spicy, enhanced with "New World" fruit.
Aromas of blueberry and blackberry hit your palate immediately. Sweet cherry and vanilla complement the savory white pepper, sweet tobacco earthiness. The medium tannins team up with the juicy fruits to make a well-balanced wine.
The Syrah can pair with more rustic foods such as braised beef or grilled pork ribs. Try the Eberle Syrah with a fire-roasted pizza or a bison burger with thick cuts of bacon.
Varietal 100% Syrah
Appellation Paso Robles