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Edmunds St. John "North Canyon Road" Syrah '15

California

Edmunds St. John "North Canyon Road" Syrah '15

Steve Edmunds is the long time winemaker and owner of Edmunds St. John in California. He is one of the 10 best winemakers in California. There are going to be lots of people who of course won't agree. After all, his vines aren't in Napa Valley. His wines don't taste like the jelly you put on toast. Yet if your criteria is like mine: fun to drink, complex, good in their youth, yet can age, then you are going to agree with me.

We at Perman Wine offer everything that Steve has to sell. That too is another sign of greatness.

We are excited to introduce a Perman exclusive, the new release of the "North Canyon Road" Syrah. Steve receives grapes from two fantastic vineyard sources in El Dorado Canyon, Fenaughty Vineyard and Barsotti Ranch. Fenaughty Vineyard has old volcanic loam in its soil, and Barsotti Ranch is all about Granite. This vintage of North Canyon Road is made entirely from Syrah, 65% Fenaughty Vineyard and 35% Barsotti Ranch. As the maestro himself says, "the Fenaughty, fleshes out the firm structure of the Barsotti, adds perfume, and tenderness. Really gorgeous wine, in a seductive style."

Still a young wine, this emerges from the glass with notes of morello cherry, blackberry, tapenade, and white pepper. Medium-bodied, soft and supple up front, it then firms up in the end with tannins. Spice driven, very pretty fruit, and balanced with natural acidity from the elevation of the region.

Throw this into a decanter for an hour, then cook up some lamb chops or perhaps a mushroom risotto to pair. Drink one now, but make sure to come back for more as this will age nicely over a decade. Rhône fans should not miss it! Steve's wines are always incredible values!

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Details

Producer Edmunds St John
Vintage 2015
Format 750ml
Grape Variety Syrah

Acidity

4 / 5

Tannin

3 / 5

Body

3 / 5

Sweetness

1 / 5

Fruity

4 / 5

Funky

1 / 5

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