By: Dave Genevro | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 3/23/2016 | Send Email
This varietal is a great new grape for the Petite Syrah and Zinfandel fans to try. Rod, the winemaker at Joseph Swan does not always make this wine, depending on the harvest and available fruit from the site. This vineyard has predominantly clay soils, that ass texture and personality to the bottling. This is a French Regional grape variety that is rare to see in a single bottling, not to mention from the Russian River Valley of all places?! This is dark, brooding, and packs a great loud punch. The wine doesn't have the same pull or weight that Cabernet has, I enjoy the structure of this wine, without too much of the added tannin structure from new wood. Did I mention, the aromas beaming up from the glass are just awesome, amazing and new to me.