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2015 Lagier Meredith Syrah

Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased from a private collector

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RATINGS

95Vinous / IWC

...rush of crème de cassis, black pepper, lavender, menthol, graphite, smoke and dark spice, along with the wine's persistent tannins, convey a striking impression of mountain structure. Powerful and also wonderfully delineated...drop-dead gorgeous wine...

93Wine Spectator

Densely structured, yet refined and polished, with blueberry, crushed stone and tobacco aromas and densely complex currant and licorice flavors that build toward sturdy tannins.

92+ The Wine Advocate

...notes of warm red and black plums, black cherries and charcuterie with hints of tapenade, violets, tar and Sichuan pepper. Medium to full-bodied with lovely rounded tannins, it has plenty of vivacity and loads of pepper with garrigue and meaty notions coming through on the finish.

REGION

United States, California, Napa Valley, Mount Veeder

Mount Veeder AVA was established in 1993, though its origins as a wine producing district date to the 19th century. A German Presbyterian pastor named Peter Veeder was one of the first landowners in the area, and by 1864 one of his neighbors, a German sea captain named Stelham Wing, was producing wine commercially. The area continued to attract German agricultural entrepreneurs, some of whom established the estate that would later become the Christian Brothers Mont La Salle winery. Today the AVA includes about 1,000 acres of vineyards, most of them at relatively high altitudes. The Mayacamas vineyard, for instance, is at 2,400 feet. Cabernet Sauvignon is the most frequently planted grape, followed by Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.

TYPE

Red Wine, Syrah (Shiraz)

This grape is grown in milder climates and produces a medium-to full-bodied wine. It is also known as Shiraz, but should not be confused with Petit Sirah, which was developed by crossing Syrah with Peloursin.