2020 Clarke Vineyard Syrah
The Clarke Vineyard in American Canyon has a cool breezy climate that brings out the depth and finesse of the Syrah grape. Clone 877 is used for body and raspberry chocolate fruit, and a little Clone 383 for extra color and smoky complexity. A small amount of Viognier was co-fermented with the Syrah to add its exotic appeal. Rich fruit and a soft palate characterize the Syrah from Clarke and in 2020, it again has the show-stealing exotic charm that it casts every time a bottle is opened. The nose opens with intriguing aromas of toasted marshmallow and black fig, with wafts of mescal, hoisin sauce, and iris flower. The palate follows the nose, with toasted marshmallow, ripe black fig, and black cherry. All this fun flavor and deep gentle texture make this Syrah a favorite every time.
Vintage: 2020 | Variety: Syrah | Appellation: Napa Valley | Alcohol %: 14.8