2011BedrockGriffin2011 Bedrock, Syrah “Griffin’s Lair Vineyard” Sonoma Coast.
Another don’t miss wine from Bedrock, the 2011 Griffin’s Lair, a beautiful Northern Rhone style Syrah with heady aromatics, vivid blue and black fruits, nice mineral tones and just enough savory/earthy notes. This wine is a stunner through and through, starting with violets, white pepper and black currants leading to a medium weight palate of blueberry, boysenberry and tangy cherry while crushed stones, truffle, pepper and anise add complexity to this very fine Syrah. These was about 10% Viognier added, making this Cote-Rotie style wine shine with purple hues and lifted perfume and flavors. This focused, fresh and vibrant wine should fill out over the next year, but I just adore it’s youthful charms now even, this is super and should drink nicely for the next 3-5 years.
($42 Est.) 93 Points, grapelive

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