Bos Syrah Phoenix Ranch, Napa Valley 2013
BOS is Dave Bos, Phoenix Ranch’s (biodynamic) vineyard manager. He buys a little of the Syrah he grows to make his own wine. Vineyard is just north of Napa- cool microclimate, just right for Syrah. Deep, rich color. Boysenberry, blueberry, black pepper, French roast coffee, lavender, smoked bacon smells and flavors. Stylistically it has “one foot in Napa, one foot in Northern Rhone,” we like to say.