2018 “The Source” Syrah
A student of Syrah, Varinder spends a terrifying number of man-hours analyzing each lot of Syrah we take in. That effort shines in this year’s Source. It’s almost entirely Syrah and absolutely enthralling. The nose is dominated by black and blue fruit, hints of bacon fat, daffodils, and hyacinths. It’s lush on the palate with a spice box element, a hint of cocoa, refined tannins and a great backbone of acidity. Fuller-bodied, it harkens to the Northern Rhône in its savoriness, but its pedigree is Central Coast through and through.