We are excited to announce our first vintage working with Cortese Vineyard in Coombsville, Napa Valley. Dave and Cathy Cortese planted this vineyard to Syrah starting in 1989, on a north-facing slope in a cool part of Coombsville, and the vines have thrived. They produce the kind of aromatic, spicy style of Syrah that we love so much and that is rare in Napa. The color is deep magenta with hints of purple. The aromatic fireworks jump out of the glass with notes of blueberry, jasmine, cracked pepper, spearmint and orange rind. On the palate, the exotic, juicy fruit is intense and flavorful, leading to a long, fruit and spice-filled finish.