2013 Ledge Vineyards Syrah James Berry Vineyard
Deep and opaque ruby red with purplish hues. A little bit of heat and petroleum in the nose to start. As it aired a little bit it got some floral notes added in the mix. Lots of texture, definitely furry but almost like sandpaper with pepper and dark fruits. High tannins (7.5/10) and moderate body. Needs a number of years to integrate. Long finish that is a little rough. Some of the same fruit used in the the Saxum James Berry Vineyard, powerful stuff! I honestly would not touch this wine for another two years. Very powerful and it needs time. Easily cellar for ten years. Lots of potential with this wine
2017 till 2025.
Price Point:$$ - $64.99 from The Vineyard in McLean.