2008 Sugarloaf Late Bottled Syrah

Tasting Notes

Had the Sugarloaf Mountain Syrah been bottled at it’s regular time it would have been spectacular. Instead, after additional time in oak to gain complexity and greater integration, it’s now stupendous. It is the epitome of Syrah: ripe, rich black and red fruits, juicy plums, smoked meats and smoldering campfire. Then come the herbs and flowers, a lovely mélange of green peppercorns, rosemary, juniper and purple blossoms. It’s ready to go now and is sure to impress. This will be a wine to watch over the next 4-6 years as it deepens and grows increasingly beautiful.


  • Vintage2008
  • Varietal100% Estate Grown Syrah
  • WinemakerJulien Fayard
  • Vineyard100% Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard, Napa Valley
  • Aging40 Months in 100% New French Oak
  • Alcohol %14.9%
  • Production23 cases
  • BottledFebruary 2012

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