Wednesday, July 1, 2009

2007 Syrahs Are Ready To Go

We know it has been awhile since we have posted. We have been busy with the bottling and subsequent release of our 2007 Purple Teeth Cellars Syrahs, which we are happy to report are available for purchase on our online store.

Let's talk about how awesome these wines are. Seriously. They were bottled in March, but we like to wait 3 months after bottling before we release them.

The Purple Teeth Cellars 2007 Alder Springs Syrah (Mendocino County) is one of those subtle wines that doesn't try and grab your attention when you initially taste it. Instead it is a wine that really wants to showcase its fruit on the finish, and will linger in your mouth for awhile. More specifically, we picked up some black fruit, pepper, some chocolate and just a tad of smokiness that really mesh well together.

On the other hand, the Purple Teeth Cellars 2007 White Hawk Syrah (Santa Barbara County) is one of those wines that immediately informs you of its presence - in its color, on the nose and on your palette. The White Hawk Syrah has blackfruits like it's sibling from Alder Springs, but this one has more "jammy-ness" (is that a word?) and spice - black pepper, in particular. And of course, we would be remiss if we didn't rave about the long finish on the White Hawk!

Both are ready to drink now (decanting for an hour or two will make them even better), but another year in bottle will help the flavors come together even more.

More to come on pairing ideas and on our recent visit to Mendocino, where we had the opportunity to meet with the proprietors of both Alder Springs Vineyard and Eaglepoint Ranch (home of our 2006 Petite Sirah).

If you have any questions, please let us know by clicking on the 'Contact Us' tab. Thanks for your support and for passing this on. And don't forget to keep on flashing those PURPLE TEETH!

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