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2011 Bedrock Wine Co. Syrah Griffin's Lair

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2011 Griffin’s Lair Syrah: This is a distinct departure from the Griffin’s Lairs of 2009 and 2010- two wines that are in need of several more years ot unwinding to show the prettiness of their inner stuffing. Going into the 2011 vintage I was lucky enough to be offered the little bit of Viognier at Griffin’s Lair, so I knew that I would be able to swirl in a white line of finesse. This was compounded by the cool 2011 harvest. The final wine, which was fermented with 60% whole-cluster and 11% Viognier is probably the most graceful Syrah I have made- aromatically enthralling with edges like Audrey Hepburn’s slender hips. As with all young Syrah, this will benefit from early decanting, but should be at its peak in 5-6 years rather then the normal 9-12 for this vineyard. $37