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2021 Valenti Ranch Syrah

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$55.00 per Bottle

Six miles from the ocean on a mid elevation windswept east facing slope at 1400 feet, the Valenti Ranch produces a very distinctive cool climate Syrah. The constant maritime winds coupled with thin marginal soils of oceanic sedimentary origins, lends itself to a leaner style of Syrah of incredible purity and transparency. Made in the tradition of the northern Rhone, we co-ferment a small percentage of Viognier for some aromatic lift. The nose immediately reminds of a classic cool climate Syrah with distinctive cracked pepper notes, blue and black fruits, game, white pepper, tobacco and cacao. While this wine is showing beautifully right now, be sure to keep a few bottles in your cellar for the long haul as your patience will be rewarded. This very aromatic, intensely flavored Syrah will pair beautifully with garlic and rosemary encrusted Leg of Lamb or a Mushroom Cassoulet. 

"The 2021 Syrah Valenti Ranch is one of the finest wines I have tasted from Jason Drew.  In this superb vintage, it impresses with significant depth and pedigree.  All the elements of this site are present, yet no single component stands out. Dark fleshed fruit, gravel, incense, dried herbs and lavender open with some coaxing.  This is another wine that fully captures the beauty of the Mendocino Ridge ."  Antonio Galloni

Appellation: Mendocino Ridge
Farming: Organic Standard
Elevation: 1400 feet
Soils: Ornbaun-Zeni Complex
Selections: 67% Chave & 33% Clone 1
Fermentation: 100% Whole Cluster, 100% Native Yeasts
Yields: 1.75 average tons per acre
Oak: Neutral French Oak
Alc: 13 %
Drink 2024-2038

Wine & Spirits Magazine 98 Pts
Vinous- Antonio Galloni  95 Pts
Purely Domestic Wine Report  93 Pts

Size 750 ml
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