Name: Drew Syrah Perli Vineyard
Country: United States
Sub-Region: Mendocino County
Producer: Drew Family Cellars
"The Mendocino Ridge is the only appellation based on proximity to the Pacific Ocean and elevation. As such, in order to qualify a vineyard must be 12 miles or less from the ocean and at least 1,200 feet above sea level. As members, these vineyards get more sunlight, more intense coastal wind and natural cooling from the surrounding fog. They are also typically on slopes with excellent drainage and thin soils. This all translates into intense wines with great structure, concentration and complexity.
This classic cool climate Syrah is just beginning to show what is has to offer. It has all the crushed black pepper and wild bramble berries along with some lovely flint and leather notes. We are quite taken with this wine. Pair with roasted game or spring lamb among other savory fare."