2014 Syrah Grenache, Russian River Valley (Limerick Lane)
Limerick Lane, Syrah Grenache, Russian River Valley, California 201467% Syrah, 33% Grenache BLACK CHERRY & STRAWBERRY. LAVENDER & VIOLET. SMOKED GAME. BLACK PEPPER. Calling California’s Russian River Valley home, Limerick Lane draws a lot of their inspiration from southern Rhone in an area most notably known for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Typically a cooler climate region, the vineyard’s northeasterly location affords them slightly warmer temperatures, just out of reach of the Pacific Ocean's cool breezes and fog. Their approach of “less is more” (no pesticides and minimal irrigation!) allows the soil and vines to create the finished product, with little intervention from the winemakers. This full-bodied blend of Syrah(67%) and Grenache(33%), while light on tannin but rich in fruit, would feel at home in France as much as it does in California. Serving Suggestion: Garlic and Rosemary Crusted Lamb Chops w/ sautéed Haricot Verts and red-skinned potatoes. Meatloaf w/ a creamy mushroom gravy.