Failla Syrah “Hudson Vineyard” Napa Carneros 2019
Winemaker Ehren Jordan spent his early years (1990’s) working for Rhône legend Jean-Luc Columbo and we liked to think he learned a thing or two about Syrah. While this will never be confused with a Northern Rhône Syrah it is beautifully crafted from one of Napa’s best Syrah vineyards. Dense blackberry and blueberry are surrounded by chocolate covered plums and white pepper. Not quite as meaty in aromas, but sweet cigar and black olive pair perfectly with chewy tannins and acidity.