Grapelive: Wine of the Day March 8, 2017

2004 Peay Vineyards, Syrah “Les Titans” Sonoma Coast.
At 12 years old the 2004 Peay Les Titans Syrah is a fantastic wine, absolutely gorgeous, richly detailed and with layers of pure northern Rhone flavors and classic varietal character. Nick Peay, Andy Peay and Venessa Wong’s 2004 Les Titan is a beauty with seamless joy delivering crushed violets, boysenberry, plum and creme de cassis as well as hints of black olive, kirsch, lavender, camphor, minty herbs, anise and earthy tones. There’s a lovely rich body and seductive mouth feel to go with it’s deep purple/black and garnet hue in the glass, this is truly a sexy and seductive mature Syrah that thrills from start to finish, if you are lucky enough to have this wine it is at a great place and drinking with amazing grace and charm! A big grateful thank you to my friend Fred Daniels for this wonderful gift, he’s a long time fan of Peay and has been on their mailing list since the beginning, sharing more than a few bottles with me, but this 2004 Peay Vineyards Syrah Les Titans might be one of the best I’ve ever had, time has given this wine an added dimension and allowed it to show everything to near perfection. Lingering loam, mineral and black fruits stay a very long time and I adore the vitality, vigor and the Cote-Rotie like elegance, wow this is stunning.
($55 Est.) 96 Points, grapelive