2013 Black Ankle Vineyards Syrah Phyllite

Estate: Black Ankle Vineyards

Region: North Central Piedmont, Frederick County, Maryland, United States of America


Tasting Note:May 27, 2016

Fourth red from Black Ankle and second Syrah. Ruby red with purple hues, darker than the Leaf-Stone. Nose seems to be straight out of Cote Rotie, lots of gamey notes and grilled herbs. Moderate tannins (6.5/10) and moderate plus body. Slight greenery and some nice savory notes on the palate. Smoother than the Leaf-Stone and a little dryer too. Well balanced, with a touch of wet rocks and herbs. Very surprised with the overall quality of the wines out of this estate in Maryland.

Only 98 cases produced and aged in 50% new French oak for 18 months.

Drink Dates:

2016 till 2025.


92 points.

Price Point:

$$ - Tasted at the estate, can be purchased at the Estate and online for $52.00 or for a slight discount through their wine club.