2016 Chalkstone Limited Edition Reserve Central Coast Syrah
This engaging wine offers notes of pepper, caramel, toast, licorice, black cherry, cocoa, vanilla and cedar.
Country: United States
Item #: 44649
About This Wine:
The key is for the grapes to be grown in the right setting. In California, that means cooler climes, and when seeking cooler climes in the Golden State, one must go either up in altitude or west in direction.
For its 2016 Syrah, Chalkstone decided to heed the words of Horace Greeley and “go west.” Specifically, to the Monterey growing region, not far inland from the Pacific. The final blend is 98% Syrah, with very small splashes of Petite Sirah, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Tempranillo contributing added color and complexity.
Further enhancing the aroma and flavor spectrum was the use of American, French and Hungarian oak during the aging process. On the palate, the finished wine has a slight sweetness, tannins that are nice and round, and fruit that is big and extracted, yet also soft and forward.