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2016 Limerick Lane Headpruned Block Syrah

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May 19, 2024 - $23



94Jeb Dunnuck

...a big, meaty, rocking Syrah that's loaded with notions of blackcurrants, gamey meats, tapenade, and leafy, peppery herbs. Deep, rich, and unctuous, with beautiful purity and a mouthfilling style, it delivers serious pleasure yet stays balanced, pure and lively on the palate.

93The Wine Advocate

...comes bounding out of the glass like an energetic puppy, sporting loads of crushed blueberries and black raspberries notes with touches of violets, black pepper and black olives with a waft of fried herbs. Full-bodied and packing bags of pepper-laced black fruit preserves, it has a firm frame of rounded tannins and background freshness, finishing long.

92Wine Enthusiast

Herbal in brushy sage, with thick determined tannins, this is a complex worldly wine, leathery and full of black and white pepper. Soy, meat and tobacco also figure in, speaking loudly back to the spine of acidity.

91Vinous / IWC

Sumptuous, rich and explosive, with soaring aromatics and tremendous intensity... Inky red/purplish berry fruit, grilled herbs, chocolate and menthol build into the huge finish...


United States, California, Sonoma, Russian River Valley

Russian River Valley AVA is named for the river that meanders from Mendocino County in the north until it finally runs into the Pacific Ocean north of San Francisco. The AVA is cool thanks to its proximity to the northern California coast and the river, and grape growers must learn to deal with regular fog. Nevertheless in recent decades the AVA has become one of the best in the state, meaning that its wines often earn excellent reviews and have considerable cachet. The AVA status was awarded in 1983 and today the appellation has 15,000 vineyard acres. Chardonnay is the most widely planted grape though Pinot Noir has also been very successful in recent decades. Russian River Valley Pinot Noir are known for being rich, lush and filled with concentrated fruit and berry flavors. Russian River Pinot Noirs are today considered some of the best domestic Pinot Noirs.


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.