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2001 Behrens & Hitchcock Alder Springs Ranch Hommage to Ed Syrah

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May 12, 2024 - $21



94Robert M. Parker Jr.

...tremendous intensity as well as a big, smoky, blackberry and blueberry-scented nose with hints of licorice as well as truffles.

92Stephen Tanzer

Slightly reduced aromas of roasted berries, violet, bacon fat, animal fur and dark chocolate.

90Wine Spectator

A rich, concentrated style that zeros in on a core of spicy blackberry and wild berry fruit.


United States, California, North Coast, Mendocino County

Mendocino AVA was established in 1984 and amended in 1989. It includes numerous sub-appellations. Mendocino AVA is entirely within Mendocino County, and the AVA is known for its Mediterranean climate. Vintners successfully grow Carignan, Charbono, Grenache, Zinfandel, Petit Sirah and Syrah. In cooler parts of the region Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are also grown. Mendocino County is home to nearly 600 vineyards, and many have been certified organic for decades, thanks to the region’s famous “green and sustainable” approach to agriculture and nearly everything else. Mendocino was named for 16th century explorers, a pair of brothers whose last name was Mendoza. Winemaking, however, didn’t start until the 19th century when some would-be gold miners decided it was more profitable to make wine than to pan for gold. Italian immigrants in the late 19th century continued to establish winemaking ventures.


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.