RJ Selection of the Day: Delicious, Mature, Cool Climate Syrah

Today’s offer is an incredible buy on a mature, savory, cool climate Syrah–the 2009 Clary Ranch.

This was the last year Clary Ranch made a bottling from this windy vineyard situated in Sonoma’s Petaluma Gap. From 2010 onward, Arnot-Roberts has purchased all the fruit from this special site, and their Clary Ranch Syrah has scored very highly with critics (e.g., 97 points from Antonio Galloni on the 2015 vintage, 96+ for the 2014). The Arnot-Roberts version sells out quickly to their mailing list at $60. This delicious, complex bottling is available for only $22, and drinks like mature Syrahs from the Northern Rhone selling for two or three times that.


If you like savory, cool climate Syrahs, you’ll love this complex, delicious, Northern-Rhone-like beauty.

Here’s my tasting note:
Dark ruby color; aromatic, savory, smoky, roasted red fruit, charcoal, tobacco nose; delicious, complex, savory, roasted fruit, smoke, charcoal palate with near medium acidity; reminiscent of a mature St. Joseph, great now and should age well for 5-7 years; medium-plus finish (13.2% alcohol) 93 points

This is a steal at $22 a bottle. If you like balanced, lower alcohol, savory wines with bottle age on them, you’re going to wish you bought a couple cases of this. Here’s the link to purchase this incredible buy. Remember, The Redd Collection offers free shipping for purchases of a case or more.

Check back soon for info on my next undervalued, must-have treasure.

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