LIB: 2011 Perli Syrah

2011 Perli Vineyards Syrah

91pts, Stephen Tanzer, May 2014

Mendocino Ridge

Of our three vineyard designate Syrahs, Perli is clearly the most voluptuous. Grown on the steep hillsides of the remote Mendocino Ridge in the Hog Pen block where we have 2 clones (174 & 877) and enough Viognier planted for 1.5% co-fermentation. With 5 months to rest in bottle the wine is now showing her charms.

91pts, Stephen Tanzer, May 2014

(13.5% alcohol, from fruit that was harvested on November 16th): Bright ruby. Vibrant red berry, cherry and floral scents are deepened by notes of licorice and black olive. Juicy black raspberry and bitter cherry flavors become spicier and more floral with air and show very good focus. Energetic and spicy on the finish, which is framed by smooth, late-arriving tannins. There's a tiny bit (1.5%) of viognier in here.

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