From the wine archives:
2016 Peay Vineyards Les Titans Estate Syrah, Sonoma Coast
For our Syrah, the past seven years have been building up to the remarkable 2016 vintage. It was an ideal growing season and the wines are quite expressive of site. This is an important vintage: after a disease that decimated our Syrah blocks and a few cold vintages, our yields finally clambered back to “normal” and our vines appeared healthier. The steady weather meant the wines have power while retaining freshness. This wine is very good on release and will be one “for the ages.” I am holding back plenty to pour at wine dinners fifteen years from now.
The aroma in the nose has an alluring grilled meat and graphite quality confirmed on the palate with bold steak, black cherry, and blackberry notes added in the fore palate. The boldness of the savory and fruit notes is reined in on the mid-palate and finishes with an elegant, energetic, and persistent finish. I love the texture, which is silky with light tannins and results in what one critic referred to as a vertical structure.
Reviews for this wine
Peay’s 2016 Syrah Estate Les Titans is utterly magnificent. Black cherry, plum, crème de cassis, graphite, black pepper and licorice marry perfectly with the wine’s vertical feel and sense of structure. A super-classic, cool-climate wine, the 2016 Titans dazzles from start to finish. I loved it.
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