WBOTD Just the Good Stuff Why add this wine to your Collection / Cellar? Big Bold Beautiful Syrah ready now from amazing Rodgers Creek vineyard on Sonoma Mountain | Acclaimed Winemaker Matt Cline wines don’t last… Why now? $46 at the winery… now Only $28 WBOTD Cellaring Worthiness Rating Expert Ratings Unrated What is it? Sonoma County Rodgers Creek Vineyard Red Wine What’s in it? Syrah | ABV 15.4% When to drink? now thru 2022+ Pair with: Red Meat, Comfort Foods & Hard Cheese Serving Temp: 60-65°F Drink with: Good Friends & Family Occasion Marvelous meal with red meat or BBQ If you want to drink now... Decant 30 Minutes Recommended purchase Qty: 4+ Includes free shipping
Three Wine Company Rodgers Creek Syrah 2013 | Big Bold Beautiful Red – Ready now!
Three Wine Company Rodgers Creek Syrah 2013 presentsInky purple. Alluring aromas of blackberry compote, crushed violets, and savory herbs set the stage for a very concentrated package. Mouth coating with gobs of black and blue fruit, olive tapenade, charcoal-graphite, and espresso nuances. In addition, a streak of crushed slate minerality mingles with savory notes tinged by cracked black pepper. While taut acidity keeps this red fresh and with a linear definition on the finish.
Rodgers Creek Vineyard
At Rogers Creek, late-harvest opulence seamlessly intertwines with cool-climate elegance to produce Syrah which is at once bold and juicy, yet highly aromatic, etched with spicy cracked pepper and savory notes. And while Cline isn’t the only one who has noted Rodgers Creek’s magnificence, his efforts certainly offer the most value. California legend David Ramey’s Rodgers Creek Syrah goes for $55. Cline’s masterful Three Wine Company Rodgers Creek Syrah 2013 sells for $46 at the winery, but thanks to our longstanding relationship, 80 cases are available to our clients for $27.99 per bottle.
This unique vineyard sits between the towns of Petaluma and Sonoma on the western side of Sonoma Mountain and the very eastern end of the Petaluma wind gap in the hills. The vineyard is on a ridge line 800 feet up the southwest face of the Sonoma Mountain where cool Pacific air sweeps past on its way to the Central Valley. Perched in terraced rows, these Syrah vines are growing in soils comprised of White Rhyolite Volcanic Ash. The berries are allowed to fully ripen while the gusts from the Pacific manage the cluster temperature. Hence never over-ripening the fruit.
The result is a well-balanced wine with highly defined aromatics and tannins. The constant wind and fog, some humidity from the temperate Bay Area weather, and the mineral-rich soil bring out the savory characteristics of this Syrah. Expect aromas and flavors of smoked meats, white pepper, and green olives. Which balance the flavors of concentrated ripe boysenberry preserves.
Winemaker Matt Cline
By now you know about winemaker Matt Cline’s penchant for working with extraordinary vineyards. So all of Cline’s sites have one thing in common: singular, terroir-driven brilliance. Whether it’s 120-year-old Zinfandel planted by Italian and Portuguese immigrants in the late 1800s, or Three Wine Company Rodgers Creek Syrah 2013, the coveted source of this single-vineyard 2013 release,