Name: Two Shephards Syrah/Mouvedre
Country: United States
Producer: Two Shephards
Tasting Notes: The Syrah component, coming from the cool climate Russian River was very Cote-Rotie in style, and blended perfectly with the Mourvedre adding some meatiness, dark fruit, and salinity.
Dark red in color, the nose is full of black currant and blackberry, with spice with notes of ginger. In the mouth, it tastes dark red and black fruits, vibrant, with noticeable saline and mineral characteristics on the back palate and finish. This saline note on the finish lingers and lingers, and it will become even more prevalent with bottle aging.